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Eulamprus tympanum (LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON, 1915)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesEulamprus tympanum marnieae HUTCHINSON & RAWLINSON 1995
Eulamprus tympanum tympanum (LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1915) 
Common NamesCool-temperate Water-skink, Highland Water Skink 
SynonymLygosoma tympanum LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1915
Sphenomorphus tympanum - COGGER 1983: 188
Sphenomorphus tympanum — HENLE & OSBORNE 1986
Eulamprus tympanum — COGGER 2000: 789
Eulamprus tympanum — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria), Tasmania

Type locality: ". . . said to have been collected in the neighbourhood of Melbourne. . . ", Vic. (fice COGGER 1983) 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.
 
ReproductionEmbryos of the actively thermoregulating viviparous skink Eulamprus tympanum are subject to temperature-dependent sex determination, offering the mother the chance to select the sex of her offspring and a mechanism to help to balance sex ratios in wild populations (Robert & Thompson 2001). 
TypesHolotype: NRM (NHRM) 3094 
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References
  • Biazik, Joanna M.; Michael B. Thompson, and Christopher R. Murphy 2010. Paracellular and transcellular transport across the squamate uterine epithelium. Herp. Cons. Biol. 5 (2) - 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.
  • Doughty, Paul; Shine, Richard & Lee, Michael S.Y. 2003. Energetic costs of tail loss in a montane scincid lizard. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 135: 215–219
  • Henle, K. & Osborne, W. S. 1986. Herpetologische Spaziergänge im Kosciusko-Nationalpark/Australien. Herpetofauna 8 (40): 28-33 - get paper here
  • Hutchinson, M.N. 1979. The reptiles of Kinglake National Park. Victorian Naturalist 96: 124-134
  • Lönnberg, E. & Andersson, G. L. 1915. Results of Dr. E. Mjöberg's Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-1913. VII. Reptiles collected in northern Queensland. Kungl. Svenska Vetensk. -Akad. Hand]. 52 (7): 1-9 - get paper here
  • Rawlinson, P.A. 1969. The reptiles of East Gippsland. Proc. R. Soc. Vict. 82: 113-128
  • Robert, KYLIE A. & THOMPSON, MICHAEL B. 2001. Sex determination: Viviparous lizard selects sex of embryos. Nature 412: 698 - 699
  • 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
  • Stewart, James R. and Tom W. Ecay 2010. Patterns of maternal provision and embryonic mobilization of calcium in oviparous and viviparous squamate reptiles. Herp. Cons. Biol. 5 (2) - 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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