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Glaphyromorphus mjobergi (LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON, 1915)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Atherton Tableland Skink 
SynonymLygosoma mjobergi LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1915: 6
Lygosoma darlingtoni LOVERIDGE 1933: 98
Sphenomorphus mjobergi — COGGER 1983: 185
Sphenomorphus mjöbergi — GREER & PARKER 1974: 38
Glaphyromorphus mjobergi — COGGER 2000: 496
Glaphyromorphus mjobergi — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (N Queensland, Atherton Plateau)

Type locality: Malanda and Cedar Creek, N Qld.  
TypesSyntypes: NRM (NHRM = SMNH) 3217-8
Holotype: QM J5806, from Millaa Millaa, Qld.; also given as holotype in MCZ 35447 catalogue [Lygosoma darlingtoni] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: S. mjöbergi is the only member of the fasciatus subgroup with a relatively low number of longitudinal scale rows at midday (24 or less) to have a well developed external ear opening, the prefrontals separated medially, and the fourth supralabial situated below the centre of the eye as the modal condition [GREER & PARKER 1974: 38]. 
CommentSynonymy after COGGER 1983.

Limb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014) 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Eric Georg Mjoberg (1882-1938), a naturalist, entomologist, ethnographer, and explorer. 
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  • 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
  • Greer A E 1979. A new Sphenomorphus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from the rainforests of northereastern Queensland. Rec. Austral. Mus. 32: 373-382 - get paper here
  • Greer A E 1985. A new species of Sphenomorphus from northeastern Queensland. Journal of Herpetology 19 (4): 469-473 - get paper here
  • Greer, A. E. & F. Parker 1974. The fasciatus group of Sphenomorphus (Lacertilia: Scincidae): notes on eight previously described species and description of three new species. Papua New Guin. Sci. Soc. Proc. [1973] 25: 31-61.
  • 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
  • Loveridge, A. 1933. New scincid lizards of the genera Sphenomorphus, Rhodona and Lygosoma from Australia. Occ. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 8: 95-100
  • 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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