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Eulamprus quoyii (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1824)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesEastern Water-skink, Eastern Water Skink 
SynonymScincus vittatus QUOY & GAIMARD 1824 (non Scincus vittatus OLIVIER 1804)
Lygosoma Quoyii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 728 (part.)
Hinulia gastrosticta GÜNTHER 1875: 11
Sphenomorphus quoyi — BARBOUR 1914: 204
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) quoyi — SMITH 1937: 220
Sphenomorphus quoyii - COGGER 1983: 187
Eulamprus quoyii — COGGER 2000: 487
Eulamprus quoyii — ESCORIZA BOJ 2005 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria)

Type locality: see type data. 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.
Reproductionviviparous. There is evidence for maternal-fetal transfer of nutrients in this species (Blackburn 1994). 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN 2976, (Port Macquarie), MNHP 2977 (Australia), MNHP 7112-3 (Neutral Bay), from Port Macquarie, N. S. W., Neutral Bay, N. S. W. and Australia (var. A) and China (var. B). Extralimital syntype Var. B is specimen of Leiolopisma reevesi (Gray, 1839) fide Guibé (1954) (Lygosoma quoyii)
Syntypes: MNHP 7112-3, from Neutral Bay, Port Jackson, N. S. W. [Scincus vittatus]
Syntypes: BMNH 1946.8.15.34-35 (Qld.), BMNH 1946.8.15.36 (Australia), BMNH 1946.8.4.99 (Kangaroo Is.), from Qld., Kangaroo Is., S. A. and Australia [Hinulia gastrosticta] 
CommentSynonymy after COGGER 1983. Kaiser et al. 2013 considered the generic names Karma Wells 2009, Magmellia Wells 2009 invalid and rejected their use instead of Eulamprus.

Type species: Lygosoma Quoyii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839 is the type species of the genus Eulamprus FITZINGER 1843: 22. 
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