Eremiascincus fasciolatus (GÜNTHER, 1867)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Eremiascincus fasciolatus?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Narrow-banded Sand-swimmer, Narrow-Banded Sand Swimmer, Thick-tailed Skink|
G: Östlicher Streifenskink
|Synonym||Hinulia fasciolata GÜNTHER 1867: 47|
Euprepes striatulus STEINDACHNER 1867: 49
Lygosoma fasciolatum — BOULENGER 1887: 236
Lygosma fasciolatum — WERNER 1910: 270
Lygosma (Hinulia) fasciolatum — STERNFELD 1925: 247
Lygosma fasciolatum intermedium — STERNFELD 1925: 247 (status unclear)
Sphenomorphus fasciolatus fasciolatus — LOVERIDGE 1934: 354
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) fasciolatum — SMITH 1937: 220
Sphenomorphus fasciolatus — MITTLEMAN 1952: 24
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) fasciolatum — GLAUERT 1960
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) fasciolatum fasciolatum — WORRELL 1963: 55
Sphenomorphus fasciolatum — STORR 1974
Eremiascincus fasciolatus — GREER 1979
Eremiascincus fasciolatus - COGGER 1983: 163
Eremiascincus fasciolatus — COGGER 2000: 477
Eremiascincus fasciolatus — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (E Queensland)|
Type locality: Port Curtis and Rockhampton, Qld. Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Reproduction||oviparous (Mecke et al. 2016)|
|Types||Syntypes: BMNH 19126.96.36.199 (Port Curtis), BMNH 19188.8.131.52 (Rockhampton)|
Holotype: NHMW = NMW 9720, from N. S. W. [Euprepes striatulus]
Holotype: SMF 14446, from Hermannsburg Mission, upper Finke River, N. T. [Lygosma (Hinulia) fasciolatum intermedium]
|Comment||Synonymy partly after COGGER 1983 and MECKE et al. 2013. MECKE et al. 2013 also removed Hinulia pallida GÜNTHER 1875 and L. intermedium STERNFELD 1919 from the synonymy of E. fasciolatus.|
Distribution: With the revalidation of E. pallidus and E. intermedium the range of E. fasciolatus has been restricted to Queensland. Reports from other parts of Australia refer now to other species of Eremascincus.
Diagnosis. A large (snout-vent length up to 123 mm), robust narrow-banded Eremiascincus with 7–9 supralabials (usually 8), with the last, or the last and penultimate scale divided horizontally; a row of subinfralabials between infralabials and the last chin shields; only one infralabial in contact with the postmental scale; scales on top of the fourth toe in multiple rows with oblique sutures, reaching almost to the claw; 18–23 subdigital lamellae in multiple rows/ divided (usually two scales in a row), bluntly keeled or callused, keels ending in a mucro; plantar scales 9–12, callused; 32–36 scale rows at mid-body; head large, snout not depressed, and ear opening large and almost always elliptical; body smooth but tail with ridged scales; coloration pattern strongly banded (type b), composed of 10–16 narrow dark cross-bands on body between neck and attachment of hind limbs (broadest often on the neck), often breaking medially, branching laterally, and pointing forwards; 25–35 very narrow bands on tail [MECKE et al. 2013]
|Etymology||The specific name ‘fasciolatus’ is Latin for ‘small bands’.|