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Eulamprus kosciuskoi (KINGHORN, 1932)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesAlpine Meadow-skink, Alpine Water Skink 
SynonymLygosoma (Hinulia) quoyi kosciuskoi KINGHORN 1932
Sphenomorphus kosciuskoi — COGGER 1983: 185
Costinisauria kosciuskoi — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 27
Costinisauria worrelli — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 27
Sphenomorphus kosciuskoi — HENLE & OSBORNE 1986
Eulamprus kosciuskoi — FRANK & RAMUS 1995
Eulamprus kosciuskoi — COGGER 2000: 485
Eulamprus kosciuskoi — COUPER et al. 2006: 380
Costinisauria couperi WELLS 2009
Eulamprus kosciuskoi — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland)

Type locality: Mt. Kosciusko, elevation 5,000 ft (> 1400 m), N. S. W. Map legend:
TDWG region - 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.
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R4654 
CommentType species: Lygosoma (Hinulia) quoyi kosciuskoi KINGHORN 1932 is the type species of the genus Costinisauria WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985.

Synonymy: partly fide SHEA & SADLIER 1999, and Glen Shea, pers. comm. 19 March 2013, 3 Apr 2013. 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Henle, K. & Osborne, W. S. 1986. Herpetologische Spaziergänge im Kosciusko-Nationalpark/Australien. Herpetofauna 8 (40): 28-33 - get paper here
  • Kinghorn, J. R. 1932. Herpetological notes. 4. Rec. Austral. Mus. 18: 335-363 - get paper here
  • PEARSON, H.E. & SHEA, G.M. 2008. First record of the alpine Water Skink, Eulamprus kosciuskoi (Kinghorn, 1932) (Squamata: Scincidae) from Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 52 (2): 238
  • Rawlinson, P.A. 1969. The reptiles of East Gippsland. Proc. R. Soc. Vict. 82: 113-128
  • 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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