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Eulamprus leuraensis WELLS & WELLINGTON, 1983

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlue Mountains Swamp-skink, Blue Mountains Water Skink 
SynonymEulamprus leuraensis WELLS & WELLINGTON 1983
Sphenomorphus leuraensis — SHEA & PETERSON 1985
Eulamprus leuraensis — COGGER 2000: 485
Eulamprus leuraensis — COUPER et al. 2006: 380
Eulamprus leuraensis — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales)

Type locality: Leura, NSW  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R111988 
CommentPhylogenetics: Eulamprus leuraensis and certain populations of E. kosciuskoi are paraphyletic (Pepper et al. 2018).

Distribution: see map in Pepper et al. 2018: Fig. 2.

Morphology: digits: 5, toes: 5 (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014) 
References
  • 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
  • Dubey, Sylvain; Ulrich Sinsch, Maximilian J Dehling, Maya Chevalley and Richard Shine 2013. Population demography of an endangered lizard, the Blue Mountains Water Skink. BMC Ecology 2013, 13:4 doi:10.1186/1472-6785-13-4 - get paper here
  • Pepper, Mitzy; Joanna Sumner Ian G. Brennan Kate Hodges Alan R. Lemmon Emily Moriarty Lemmon Garry Peterson Daniel L. Rabosky Lin Schwarzkopf Ian A. W. Scott Glenn Shea J. Scott Keogh 2018. Speciation in the mountains and dispersal by rivers: Molecular phylogeny of Eulamprus water skinks and the biogeography of Eastern Australia. Journal of Biogeography, 0(0) - get paper here
  • Shea G M; Peterson M 1985. The Blue Mountains water skink, Sphenomorphus leuraensis (Lacertilia: Scincidae): a re-description, with notes on its natural history. Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 108: 141-148 - get paper here
  • Shea, Glenn M; Sadlier, Ross A 1999. A catalogue of the non-fossil amphibian and reptile type specimens in the collection of the Australian Museum: types currently, previously and purportedly present. TECHNICAL REPORTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM 15, 1999: 1-91
  • Singhal, Sonal; Huateng Huang, Maggie R. Grundler, María R. Marchán-Rivadeneira, Iris Holmes, Pascal O. Title, Stephen C. Donnellan, and Daniel L. Rabosky 2018. Does Population Structure Predict the Rate of Speciation? A Comparative Test across Australia’s Most Diverse Vertebrate Radiation The American Naturalist - get paper here
  • 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
  • Wells R W; Wellington C R 1984. A synopsis of the class Reptilia in Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology 1 (3-4): 73-129 [1983]
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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