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Cyclodomorphus gerrardii (GRAY, 1845)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae (Tiliquini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Pink-tongued Skink, Pink-Tongued Lizard
G: Schneckenskink 
SynonymHinulia gerrardii GRAY 1845: 75
Hemisphaeriodon Gerrardii — PETERS 1867: 24
Hinulia picta MACLEAY 1885: 65
Tiliqua longicauda DE VIS 1888: 816
Hemisphaeriodon gerrardii — OUDEMANS 1894: 139
Hemisphaeriodon gerrardii — LONGMAN 1915: 34
Hemisphaeriodon gerrardii — WILHOFT 1960
Tiliqua gerrardi — COGGER 1983: 189
Tiliqua gerrardi — HAUSCHILD 1988
Cyclodomorphus gerrardii — SHEA 1990
Tiliqua gerrardi — HERRMANN 1997
Hemisphaeriodon gerrardii — COGGER 2000: 503
Tiliqua gerrardi — WILSON & SWAN 2003
Cyclodomorphus gerrardii — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 230
Cyclodomorphus gerrardii — COGGER 2014: 534 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Queensland)

Type locality: “Australia?”  
Reproductionviviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesLectotype: BMNH xv. 5a, from Australia. Designation by Wells & Wellington (1985)
Holotype: MMUS (not found), from vicinity of the Herbert River, Qld. [Hinulia picta].
Syntypes: QM J 1186-7, from Rockhampton and Johnstone River, Qld. [Tiliqua longicauda]. 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983.

Type species: Hinulia gerrardii GRAY 1845: 75 is the type species of the genus Hemisphaeriodon PETERS 1867. 
EtymologyNamed after Edward Gerrard (1810-1910), attendant in Gray's departtnent at the British Museum (1841-1896). 
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  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
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  • De Vis, C. W. 1888. A contribution to the herpetology of Queensland. Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales (2) 2: 811-826 [1887] - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • Hauschild, A. 1988. Bemerkungen zu Haltung und Zucht des Schneckenskinks Tiliqua gerrardii (GRAY, 1845) (Sauria: Scincidae). Salamandra 24 (4): 248-259 - get paper here
  • Herrmann, J.-M. 1997. Haltung und Nachzucht des Schneckenskinks Tiliqua gerrardii. Elaphe 5 (3): 16-18
  • Longley, G. 1938. Notes on a pink tongued skink. Proc. R. Zool. Soc. N. S. W. 1937-38: 19-21 - get paper here
  • Longman, H. A. 1915. Reptiles from Queensland and the Northern Territory. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 3: 30-34. - get paper here
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  • Shea G M. 1990. The genera Tiliqua and Cyclodomorphus (Lacertilia: Scincidae): generic diagnoses and systematic relationships. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 29 (2): 495-520. - get paper here
  • Shea, G. M. 1982. Observations on some membera of the genus Tiliqua. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 13 (4):18-20
  • SILVA-SANTOS, MARIA LETÍCIA; ALCÉSTER DIEGO COELHO-LIMA, MARIA EDUARDA LIMA-ALVES, JANE CELIA FERREIRA DE OLIVEIRA & DANIEL CUNHA PASSOS. 2022. Caudal autophagy in captive Cyclodomorphus gerrardii (Squamata: Scincidae). Herpetology Notes 15: 533–537. - get paper here
  • STARK, TARIQ. 2022. Caudal autophagy in captive Cyclodomorphus gerrardii (Squamata: Scincidae). Herpetology Notes 15: 629–631. - get paper here
  • Swan, G.; Sadlier, R.; Shea, G. 2017. A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales. Reed New Holland, 328 pp.
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  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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