You are here » home advanced search Lampropholis couperi

Lampropholis couperi INGRAM, 1991

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lampropholis couperi?

Add your own observation of
Lampropholis couperi »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPlain-backed Sunskink 
SynonymLampropholis couperi INGRAM 1991: 450
Lampropholis couperi — COGGER 2000: 758
Ndurascincus couperi — WELLS 2002
Allengreerus couperi — HOSER 2009 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: Kondalilla NP, SEQ (26°41 'S, 152°52' E) Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QM 149575, paratypes: QM 
CommentSize: The species reaches a snout-vent length of 49 mm (n = 21) (Ingram, 1990).

Synonymy: Costinisauria couperi WELLS 2009 is a synonym of Eulamprus kosciuskoi, not Lampropholis couperi (Glenn Shea, pers. comm. 3 April 2013). 
References
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Ingram G J 1991. Five new skinks from Queensland rainforests. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 30 (3): 443-453
  • Kaiser, H.; Crother, B.I.; Kelly, C.M.R.; Luiselli, L.; O’Shea, M.; Ota, H.; Passos, P.; Schleip, W.D. & Wüster, W. 2013. Best Practices: In the 21st Century, Taxonomic Decisions in Herpetology are Acceptable Only When Supported by a Body of Evidence and Published via Peer-Review. Herpetological Review 44 (1): 8-23
  • Wells, R.W. 2002. Some taxonomic changes to the genus Lampropholis (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Australia. Australian Biodiversity Record (8): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Wells, R.W. 2009. Some taxonomic and nomenclatural considerations on the class Reptilia in Australia. A review of the genera Eulamprus and Glaphyromorphus (Scincidae), including the description of new genera and species. Australian Biodiversity Record (3):1–96.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:


Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator