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Eulamprus leuraensis WELLS & WELLINGTON, 1983

IUCN Red List - Eulamprus leuraensis - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
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 Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R111988 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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