Egernia depressa (GÜNTHER, 1875)
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Egerniinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skink|
|Synonym||Silubosaurus depressus GÜNTHER 1875: 15|
Egernia depressa — GLAUERT 1960
Egernia depressa — COGGER 1983: 156
Egernia depressa — COGGER 2000: 458
Egernia depressa — DOUGHTY et al. 2011
|Distribution||Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia)|
Type locality: S interior of W. A. (as Swan River)
|Types||syntypes: BMNH 19126.96.36.199-42 (formerly 188.8.131.52-2)|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A member of the E. depressa species-group, with a relatively long, deep and broad head, long limbs, long and thin dorsal spines that lie almost parallel to body and project clearly beyond scale, nasals in broad contact, divided nasal scale, numerous supraciliaries (4–6), head scales not raised and lacking spines on posterior border, ear opening large without lobules projecting over opening, 32–38 MBSR, numerous subdigital lamellae on fourth digits (fingers 12–16, toes 14–16), slightly raised flat scales on palmar and plantar surfaces, tail wide, dorsal surface of tail flat with long recurved spines. Colouration: head brown with black sutures, anterior of body light brown, posterior brownish-grey, irregular dark transverse bands on tail and posterior two-thirds of body, bands often edged with white [from DOUGHTY et al. 2011].|
|Etymology||The adjective depressa (Latin) refers to the dorso- ventrally flattened appearance of this species.|
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