Glaphyromorphus nyanchupinta HOSKIN & COUPER, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Glaphyromorphus nyanchupinta?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||McIlwraith Bar-lipped Skink|
|Synonym||Glaphyromorphus nyanchupinta HOSKIN & COUPER 2014|
|Distribution||Australia (NE Queensland)|
Type locality: Peach Creek (13°44'12" S, 143°19'47" E, elevation 530 m elevation), McIlwraith Range, north-east Queensland
|Types||Holotype: QM J85244, mature male with turgid opaque testes, collected 20 July 2007 by S. Williams & C. Moritz. Paratypes: QMJ38195, adult female with developing follicles, 17 km ENE of Mt Croll (13o46' S, 143o19' E), McIlwraith Range, collected 2 June 1979, J. W. Winter & R. G. Atherton; QMJ66642, adult female with developing follicles, Peach Creek headwaters (13o44'15", S 143o20'20" E, 530 m a.s.l.), McIlwraith Range, collected 25 August 1998 by K. McDonald & J. Covacevich; QMJ70609, gravid adult female, McIlwraith Range (13o44'01" S, 143o20'09" E, 530 m a.s.l.), collected 16 August 1999, K. McDonald, A. Freeman & H. Hines.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Nyanchupinta translates as: ‘nyanchu’ for ‘dead leaves or mulch’ and ‘pinta’ for ‘covered’, referring to the lizard being hidden in the leaf-litter. The species was named by Elders of the Kaantju clan, traditional owners of the McIlwraith Range where the species lives.|
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