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Lampropholis adonis INGRAM, 1991

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Diamond Shielded Sunskink 
SynonymLampropholis adonis INGRAM 1991: 445
Lampropholis adonis — COGGER 2000: 505
Ndurascincus adonis — WELLS 2002
Lampropholis adonis — COUPER et al. 2006: 381 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: 18 km N of Dalrymple Heights, MEQ, 21° 04’ S, 148° 36’ S.  
TypesHolotype: QM J35097 
CommentType species: Lampropholis adonis INGRAM 1991 is the type species of the genus Ndurascincus WELLS 2002.

Similar species: L. delicata. 
EtymologyNamed after Adonis, the beautiful youth beloved of the goddess Venus. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Ingram G J 1991. Five new skinks from Queensland rainforests. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 30 (3): 443-453 - get paper here
  • Wells, R.W. 2002. Some taxonomic changes to the genus Lampropholis (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Australia. Australian Biodiversity Record (8): 1-24 - 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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