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Eremiascincus pardalis (MACLEAY, 1877)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesEremiascincus pardalis erro (COPLAND 1946)
Eremiascincus pardalis pardalis (MACLEAY 1877) 
Common NamesLowlands Bar-lipped Skink 
SynonymHinulia pardalis MACLEAY 1877: 63
Lygosoma atromaculatum GARMAN 1901: 8
Lygosoma pardalis — BOULENGER 1904: 80
Sphenomorphus atromaculatus — LOVERIDGE 1934
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) pardalis — SMITH 1937: 220
Sphenomorphus pardalis erro COPLAND 1946
Sphenomorphus pardalis — GREER & PARKER 1974: 60
Sphenomorphus pardalis — COGGER 1983: 186
Glaphyromorphus pardalis — GREER 1990
Glaphyromorphus pardalis — COGGER 2000: 496
Eremiascincus pardalis — MECKE et al. 2009 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland), New Guinea (fide SMITH 1937)

Type locality: Barrow Is., Qld. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R31837 (was: Macleay Museum)
Syntypes: MCZ 6475 (2 specimens) Great Barrier Reef, Qld., MCZ 6478 (3 specimens) Qld. (Cooktown) fide Loveridge (1934); FMNH 73374 from Qld., one MCZ syntype not found (fide COGGER 1983).
Holotype: AMS (AM) R6352, from unknown locality [Sphenomorphus pardalis erro ]. 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983. BOULENGER (1904) felt that Hinulia pardalis was the same as Lygosoma (Hinulia) elegantulum. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1904. Note on Hinulia pardalis of Macleay. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 14: 80 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Copland, Stephen J. 1950. Nomenclature and type specimens of two species of Sphenomorphus (Sauria: Scincidae). Copeia 1950 (1): 57 - get paper here
  • Copland,S.J. 1946. Catalogue of reptiles in the Macleay Museum. Part I. Sphenomorphus pardalis pardalis (Macleay) and Sphenomorphus nigricaudis nigricaudis (Macleay). Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 70: 291-311 - get paper here
  • Garman, S. 1901. Some reptiles and batrachians from Australasia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 39: 1-14 - get paper here
  • Greer A E 1990. The Glaphyromorphus isolepis species group (Lacertilia: Scincidae): diagnosis of the taxon and description of a new species from Timor. Journal of Herpetology 24 (4): 372-377 - get paper here
  • Greer, A. E. & F. Parker 1974. The fasciatus group of Sphenomorphus (Lacertilia: Scincidae): notes on eight previously described species and description of three new species. Papua New Guin. Sci. Soc. Proc. [1973] 25: 31-61.
  • Loveridge, A. 1934. Australian reptiles in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bull. Mus Comp. Zool. Harvard 77: 243-383 - get paper here
  • Macleay, W. 1877. The lizards of the Chevert Expedition. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 2: 60-69; 97-104 - get paper here
  • Mecke, S; Dougherty, P. & Donnellan, S.C. 2009. A new species of Eremiascincus (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from the Great Sandy Desert and Pilbara Coast, Western Australia and reassignment of eight species from Glaphyromorphus to Eremiascincus. Zootaxa 2246: 1-20 - get paper here
  • Rankin, P. R. 1978. Notes on the biology of the skink Sphenomorphus pardalis (Macleay) including a captive breeding record. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 10: 4-7
  • Skinner, Adam; Mark N. Hutchinson, Michael S.Y. Lee 2013. Phylogeny and Divergence Times of Australian Sphenomorphus Group Skinks (Scincidae, Squamata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (3): 906–918 - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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