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Glaphyromorphus nigricaudis (MACLEAY, 1877)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlack-tailed Bar-lipped Skink 
SynonymHinulia atrocostata MACLEAY 1877 (non Scincus atrocostata LESSON 1830)
Mocoa nigricaudis MACLEAY 1877: 63
Lygosoma (Hinulia) elegantulum PETERS & DORIA 1878: 344
Lygosoma elegantulum — BOULENGER 1895: 29
Lygosoma (Hinulia) elegantulum — DE ROOIJ 1915: 182
Lygosoma (Homolepida) wirzi ROUX 1919 (fide SHEA & GREER 1999)
Sphenomorphus nigricaudis — COPLAND 1946
Sphenomorphus nigricaudis — GREER & PARKER 1967
Sphenomorphus wirzi — GREER & PARKER 1967
Sphenomorphus solomonis wirzi — KRAMER 1979
Sphenomorphus nigricaudis — COGGER 1983
Glaphyromorphus nigricaudis — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Glaphyromorphus nigricaudis — COGGER 2000: 496
Glaphyromorphus nigricaudis — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (North Territory, Queensland), S Papua New Guinea, Indonesia (Irian Jaya)

Type locality: Darnley Island Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous and oviparous (Wilson & Swan 2003) 
TypesLectotype: AMS R31840 (fide Shea & Sadlier 1999: 42); Syntypes: originally Macleay Museum; Lectotype [MAMU = MR 378] designated by COPLAND 1946;
Holotype: NHMB [wirzi] 
CommentSynonymy: ROUX 1925 also described Mabuya wirzi from Nias, apparently different from this species, with unknown status now (listed by KRAMER 1979) 
References
  • Blackburn, Daniel G. 1999. Are Viviparity and Egg-guarding Evolutionarily Labile in Squamates?. Herpetologica 55 (4): 556-573 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1895. On a collection of reptiles and batrachians from Ferguson Island, D'Entrecasteaux group British New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 16: 28-32 - 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.
  • Copland, Stephen J. 1950. Nomenclature and type specimens of two species of Sphenomorphus (Sauria: Scincidae). Copeia 1950 (1): 57 - get paper here
  • Copland,S.J. 1946. Catalogue of reptiles in the Macleay Museum. Part I. Sphenomorphus pardalis pardalis (Macleay) and Sphenomorphus nigricaudis nigricaudis (Macleay). Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 70: 291-311 - get paper here
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp.
  • HOSKIN, CONRAD J. & PATRICK J. COUPER 2014. Two new skinks (Scincidae: Glaphyromorphus) from rainforest habitats in north-eastern Australia. Zootaxa 3869 (1): 001–016 - get paper here
  • Iskandar, Djoko T. and Walter R. Erdelen 2006. Conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Indonesia: issues and problems. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 4 (1): 60-87 - get paper here
  • Kramer, Eugen 1979. Typenkatalog der Echsen im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel (BM), Stand 1978. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 86 (1): 159-166 - get paper here
  • Macleay, W. 1877. The lizards of the Chevert Expedition. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 2: 60-69; 97-104 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig and G. Doria. 1878. Catalogo dei retilli e dei batraci raccolti da O. Beccari, L. M. D'Alberts e A. A. Bruijn. nella sotto-regione Austro-Malese. Annali del Museo Civico de Storia Naturale di Genova. ser. 1, 13: 323-450 - get paper here
  • Roux, J. 1919. Note sur quelques reptiles provenant de la Nouvelle-Guinée. Rev. Suisse Zool. 27: 347-351 - get paper here
  • Roux, Jean 1919. Note sur quelques reptiles provenant de la Nouvelle-Guinée. Rev. Suisse Zool. 34: 119-125 - get paper here
  • Shea, Glenn M. and Allen E. Greer. 1999. The identity of two little-known skinks from New Guinea, Sphenomorphus wirzi (Roux, 1919) and Sphenomorphus comtus (Roux, 1927). Journal of Herpetology 33 (3): 507-511 - 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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