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Harrisoniascincus zia (INGRAM & EHMANN, 1981)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Rainforest Cool-skink, Beech Skink 
SynonymLeiolopisma zia INGRAM & EHMANN 1981
Leiolopisma zia — COGGER 1983
Harrisoniascincus zia — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984: 30
Cautula zia — HUTCHINSON et al. 1990
Pseudemoia zia — FRANK & RAMUS 1995
Cautula zia — COGGER 2000: 571
Harrisoniascincus zia — GREER 2005 (online)
Harrisoniascincus zia — COUPER et al. 2006: 381
Harrisoniascincus zia — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 258
Harrisoniascincus zia — COGGER 2014: 572 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Queensland)

Type locality: Mt. Superbus State Forest, in 28° 13’ S, 152° 26’ E, SE Qld.  
TypesHolotype: QM J30563 
CommentType species: Leiolopisma zia INGRAM & EHMANN 1981 is the type species of the genus Harrisoniascincus WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984: 30. 
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  • Ingram G; Ehmann H 1981. A new species of scincid lizard of the genus Leiolopisma (Scincidae: Lygosominae) from southeastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 20 (2): 307-310 - get paper here
  • Swan, G.; Sadlier, R.; Shea, G. 2017. A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales. Reed New Holland, 328 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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