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Egernia kingii (GRAY, 1838)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesKing's Skink 
SynonymTiliqua kingii GRAY 1838: 290
Scincus nicitensis GRAY 1838: 290 (nomen nudum)
Tropidolopisma dumerilii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 745 (part.)
Scincus aterrimus DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 745 (nomen nudum)
Scincus nuittensis DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 745 (nomen nudum)
Scincus trifasciatus DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 745 (nomen nudum)
Tropidolopisma nitida GRAY 1845: 106
Egernia kingii — GLAUERT 1960
Egernia kingii — FORD 1963
Egernia kingii — COGGER 1983: 157
Egernia kingii — COGGER 2000: 465
Egernia kingii — DOUGHTY et al. 2011 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: Australia  
Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.9.86.
Syntypes: MNHP 3001 (Kangaroo Island, presumably in error), MNHP 1242, 3003, MNHP 7126 (2 specimens, Australia), MNHP 3002, MNHP 7127, MNHP 7128 (4 specimens, King George's Sound), from Australia, Kangaroo Is., S. A., King George's Sound, W. A. (all as from "différents points de Ia Nouvelle- Hollande"), see Guibé, J. (1954) [Tropidolopisma dumerilii]
Holotype: BMNH 43. 5. 11. 2, from West Australia (original description cites Australia) [Tropidolopisma nitida] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy after COGGER 1983. 
Etymologynamed after Captain and Admiral Philip Parker King (1791-1856), Australian-born British marine surveyor and collector. 
References
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  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Ford, J. 1963. The Reptilian Fauna of the Islands between Dongara and Lancelin, Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 8 (6): 135-142
  • Glauert, L. 1960. Herpetological miscellanea. XII. The family Scincidae in Western Australia. Pt. 1. The genera Tiliqua, Trachysaurus and Egernia. Western Australian Naturalist 7 (3): 67-77
  • Gray, J. E. 1838. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. Part 1. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 1: 274-283 - 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
  • Guibé, J. 1954. Catalogue des Types de Lézards du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Naturelle. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 119 pp.
  • Hauschild, A. & P. Gassner 1994. Zur Kenntnis von Egernia kingii: Morphologie, Ökologie, Terrarienhaltung und Zucht der Inselform von den Houtman Abrolhos / Westaustralien Salamandra 30 (3): 185-196 - get paper here
  • Mitchell, F. J. 1950. The scincid genera Egernia and Tiliqua (Lacertilia). Rec. South Austral. Mus. 9: 275-308 - get paper here
  • Murphy, James B. 2016. Art in Herpetology: Four historical views of a large Australian skink (Genus Egernia) Herpetological Review 47 (4): 690-691
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  • Storr, G. M., Smith, L. A. & Johnstone, R. E. 1981. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Perth: University of Western Australia Press and Western Australian Museum, 200 pp.
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  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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