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Lampropholis elongata GREER, 1997

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Elongate sunskink, Long Sunskink 
SynonymLampropholis elongata GREER 1997
Lampropholis elongata — COGGER 2000: 758
Adrasteia elongata — WELLS 2002
Lampropholis elongata — COUPER et al. 2006: 381
Adrasteiascincus elongata — WELLS 2010
Lampropholis elongata — GRAHAM et al. 2023 
DistributionE Australia (New South Wales

Type locality: just SE of Grundy Fire Tower, Riamukka State Forest, NSW  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R148161 
CommentType species: Lampropholis elongata GREER 1997 is the type species of the genus Adrasteia WELLS 2002. However, Adrasteia Wells, 2002 is preoccupied by Adrasteia Chambers 1872 [Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae] – itself a junior synonym of Telphusia Chambers, 1872; see WELLS 2002 for references). WELLS 2010 thus proposed the replacement name Adrasteiascincus WELLS 2010. 
EtymologyNamed after its elongate body shape. 
  • 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
  • Graham, K. A., Mahony, S. V., Chapple, D. G., & Farquhar, J. E. 2023. The long unknown: Rediscovery of the long sunskink, Lampropholis elongata (Squamata: Scincidae)—After almost a decade, and after 50 years of data deficiency. Austral Ecology - get paper here
  • Greer A E. 1997. A new species of Lampropholis (Squamata: Scincidae) with a restricted, high altitude distribution in eastern Australia. Australian Zoologist 30 (3): 360-368 - get paper here
  • Shea, Glenn M; Sadlier, Ross A 1999. A catalogue of the non-fossil amphibian and reptile type specimens in the collection of the Australian Museum: types currently, previously and purportedly present. TECHNICAL REPORTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM 15, 1999: 1-91 - get paper here
  • Swan, G.; Sadlier, R.; Shea, G. 2017. A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales. Reed New Holland, 328 pp.
  • 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. 2011. Some Taxonomic and Nomenclatural Considerations on the Class Reptilia in Australia. Comments on the Genus Lampropholis and Related Genera in the Family Scincidae. Australian Biodiversity Record (1): 1-22 [2010]
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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