Eroticoscincus graciloides (LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON, 1913)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Eroticoscincus graciloides?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Elf Skink|
|Synonym||Lygosoma graciloides LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1913: 10|
Lygosoma scharfii BOULENGER 1915: 64
Anotis graciloides — GREER 1974
Nannoscincus graciloides — CZECHURA 1981
Hemiergis graciloides — COGGER 1983: 165
Eroticoscincus graciloides — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984: 92
Eroticoscincus graciloides — COGGER 2000: 479
Eroticoscincus graciloides — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Eroticoscincus graciloides — COGGER 2014: 558
Type locality: Yandina, at the foot of Blackall Range, Qld.
|Reproduction||oviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022)|
|Types||Lectotype: NRM (NHRM) 3097, near Yandina, Blackall Range, Qld, collected E. Mjöberg. Designated by Czechura (1981). Other syntype: MCZ 93724.|
Holotype: BMNH 1918.104.22.168, from One Tree Hill, near Brisbane, Qld. [Lygosoma scharfii]
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis (genus and species): “A genus of small cryptozoic, thigmothermic, rainforest-inhabitingskinks confined to south-eastern Queensland, and distinguished by the following combination of characters: fingers four, toes five; alpha palate; moveable eylid with undivided palpebral disk; lacks prefrontals; nasals laterally placed; limbs fail to meet when adpressed; anals enlarged; loreal single; four supraoculars; labials excluded from orbital contact by suboculars; paravertebrals largest-; punctiform nasal; nasals laterally displaced by frontonasal; lacks frontonasal suture long and curved; frontal contacts first and second supraoculars; two infralabials contact mental; pair of nuchals border each parietal; one or two temporals border each parietal; two presuboculars; complete sub-ocular series; loreal single; ear opening about size of nostril, being quite small and lacking any lobules; mid-body scales 20-22 rows; sub-digital lamellae have paired callosities (12-15 under 4th toe); hemipenes unilobed with undivided sulcus that terminates apically; iris coppery bronze; oviparous.” (WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984)|
|Comment||Type species: Lygosoma graciloides LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1913: 10 is the type species of the genus Eroticoscincus WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984: 92.|
|Etymology||Apparently named after its gracile appearance.|
The genus has been named for being and “amorous skink”, without further comment by the authors.
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