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Glaphyromorphus nyanchupinta HOSKIN & COUPER, 2014

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesMcIlwraith Bar-lipped Skink 
SynonymGlaphyromorphus nyanchupinta HOSKIN & COUPER 2014 
DistributionAustralia (NE Queensland)

Type locality: Peach Creek (13°44'12" S, 143°19'47" E, elevation 530 m elevation), McIlwraith Range, north-east Queensland  
TypesHolotype: 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. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNyanchupinta 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. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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