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Lampropholis caligula INGRAM & RAWLINSON, 1981

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Montane Sunskink 
SynonymLampropholis caligula INGRAM & RAWLINSON 1981
Lampropholis caligula — COGGER 2000: 507
Adrasteia caligula — WELLS 2002
Lampropholis caligula — COUPER et al. 2006: 381
Adrasteiascincus caligula — WELLS 2010 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales)

Type locality: Pol Blue, Barrington Tops, in 31° 59’ S, 151° 30’ E, mid-E N. S. W.  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R13313 
EtymologyApparently named after Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (A.D. 12-41), more commonly known as Caligula, the third Julio-Claudian Roman Emperor. He was known for his extreme extravagance, eccentricity, depravity, cruelty, and despotism. His own guards killed him (Beolens et al. 2011: 46).
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