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Concinnia ampla (COVACEVICH & MCDONALD, 1980)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Lemon-barred Forest-skink 
SynonymSphenomorphus amplus COVACEVICH & MCDONALD 1980
Sphenomorphus amplus — COGGER 1983
Concinnia amplus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1983
Eulamprus amplus — FRANK & RAMUS 1995
Eulamprus amplus — COGGER 2000: 482
Eulamprus amplus — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Concinnia amplus — SKINNER et al. 2013
Concinnia ampla — CHAPPLE et al. 2021 
DistributionAustralia (CE Queensland)

Type locality: Finch Hatton Creek, Eungella National Park, mid-E Qld.  
TypesHolotype: QM J26054 
CommentVocalization: this species is one of the few skinks which produce sounds when captured (O’Connor 2003).

Limb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Brandley et al 2008) 
  • Chapple, David G; Roll, Uri; Böhm, Monika; Aguilar, Rocío Amey, Andrew P Austin, Chris C Baling, Marleen Barley, Anthony J Bates, Michael F Bauer, Aaron M Blackburn, Daniel G Bowles, Phil Brown, Rafe M Chandramouli, S R Chirio, Laurent Cogger, Hal Co 2021. Conservation Status of the World’s Skinks (Scincidae): Taxonomic and Geographic Patterns in Extinction Risk. Biological Conservation 257: 109101 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Couper, P., Covacevich, J., Amey, A. & Baker, A. 2006. The genera of skinks (Family Scincidae) of Australia and its island territories: diversity, distribution and identification. in: Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G.M. & Lee, M.S.Y. (eds.). Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 367-384
  • Covacevich J; McDonald K R 1980. Two new species of skinks from mid-eastern Queensland rain forest. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 20(1): 95-101 - get paper here
  • O’Connor, Dave 2003. Vocalisation and aggression in the Prickly Forest Skink Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae. Australian Zoologist 32 (2): 265 - get paper here
  • Reeder, T.W. 2003. A phylogeny of the Australian Sphenomorphus group (Scincidae: Squamata) and the phylogenetic placement of the crocodile skinks (Tribolonotus): Bayesian approaches to assessing congruence and obtaining confidence in maximum likelihood inferred relatio Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 27: 384–397 - get paper here
  • Russell, A. P., & Bauer, A. M. 2020. Vocalization by extant non‐avian reptiles: a synthetic overview of phonation and the vocal apparatus. The Anatomical Record - get paper here
  • Singhal, Sonal; Huateng Huang, Maggie R. Grundler, María R. Marchán-Rivadeneira, Iris Holmes, Pascal O. Title, Stephen C. Donnellan, and Daniel L. Rabosky 2018. Does Population Structure Predict the Rate of Speciation? A Comparative Test across Australia’s Most Diverse Vertebrate Radiation. The American Naturalist - get paper here
  • Skinner, Adam; Mark N. Hutchinson, Michael S.Y. Lee 2013. Phylogeny and Divergence Times of Australian Sphenomorphus Group Skinks (Scincidae, Squamata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (3): 906–918 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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