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Lampropholis robertsi INGRAM, 1991

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesGrey-bellied Sunskink 
SynonymLampropholis robertsi INGRAM 1991: 443
Lampropholis robertsi — COGGER 2000: 759
Ndurascincus robertsi — WELLS 2002
Lampropholis robertsi — COUPER et al. 2006: 381
Lampropholis robertsi — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Lampropholis robertsi — SINGHAL et al. 2018 
DistributionAustralia (NE Queensland, restricted to Thornton Peak and the uplands of the Carbine Tableland, e.g., Mt Lewis, Mt Spurgeon)

Type locality: Thornton Pk, via Daintree, NEQ (16°10'S, 145°23'E).  
TypesHolotype: QM J43911 
CommentHabitat: Occurs in upland rainforest and heath (all records come from above approximately 900 m elevation). Most often seen in warmer, sunlit areas such as in canopy gaps or rocky areas. 
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