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Egernia douglasi GLAUERT, 1956

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae (Tiliquini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Kimberley Crevice-skink 
SynonymEgernia striolata douglasi GLAUERT 1956: 117
Egernia douglasi — STORR 1978: 171
Egernia douglasi — COGGER 1983: 156
Egernia douglasi — COGGER 2000: 460
Egernia douglasi — DOUGHTY et al. 2011 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: Wotjulum Mission, West Kimberley, W. A.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R11794 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A large member of the E. striolata group with striate dorsals and un- enlarged supracaudals. Distinguishable from E. formosa by its unspotted colour pattern, greater size, and fewer upper labials, midbody scale rows and subdigital lamellae (Storr 1978: 171). 
EtymologyNamed after Athol M. Douglas (1915-2006), a zoologist who worked at the Western Australian Museum, Perth (1950s-1960s). 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Doughty, Paul; Luke Kealley, and Stephen C. Donnellan 2011. Revision of the Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skinks (Egernia depressa species-group) from Western Australia, with descriptions of three new species. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 26: 115–137
  • Glauert, L. 1956. A new skink from West Kimberley. Egernia striolata douglasi ssp. nov. Western Australian Naturalist 5: 117-119 - get paper here
  • Storr G M 1978. The genus Egernia (Lacertilia, Scincidae) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 6 (2): 147-187 - 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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