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Liburnascincus mundivensis (BROOM, 1898)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesOutcrop Rainbow-skink 
SynonymHeteropus vertebralis DE VIS 1888: 821 (non Lygosoma vertebrale HALLOWELL 1860)
Lygosoma mundivensis BROOM 1898
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) mundivense — SMITH 1937: 225
Lygosoma waitei ZIETZ 1920: 211 (nom. nov. pro Heteropus vertebralis)
Carlia mundivensis — COGGER 1983
Carlia mundivensis — COGGER 2000: 395
Liburnascincus mundivensis — DOLMAN & HUGALL 2008 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: Muldiva, N Queensland Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.17.81 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983. Heteropus vertebralis De Vis, 1888 is preoccupied in Lygosoma.

Distribution: see map in HOSKIN & COUPER 2015 (Fig. 1). 
Etymologynamed after the type locality whose name (”Muldiva”) is a corruption of the aboriginal name for the creek Mundiva. 
References
  • Broom, R. 1898. On the lizards of the Chillagoe District, N Queensland. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 22: 639-645 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • De Vis, C. W. 1888. A contribution to the herpetology of Queensland. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. (2) 2: 811-826 [1887] - get paper here
  • Dolman, Gaynor & Andrew F. Hugall 2008. Combined mitochondrial and nuclear data enhance resolution of a rapid radiation of Australian rainbow skinks (Scincidae: Carlia). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49 (3): 782-794 - get paper here
  • HOSKIN, CONRAD J. & PATRICK J. COUPER 2015. A new skink (Scincidae: Liburnascincus) from rocky habitat on Cape York, northeast Australia. Zootaxa 3994 (2): 222–234 - get paper here
  • Ingram G; Covacevich J 1989. Revision of the genus Carlia (Reptilia, Scincidae) in Australia with comments on Carlia bicarinata of New Guinea. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 27 (2): 443-490
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
  • Zietz, F. R. 1920. Catalogue of Australian lizards. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 1: 181-228 - get paper here
 
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