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Liopholis guthega (DONNELLAN, HUTCHINSON, DEMPSEY & OSBORNE, 2002)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGuthega Skink 
SynonymEgernia guthega DONNELLAN, HUTCHINSON, DEMPSEY & OSBORNE 2002
Egernia guthega — COUPER et al. 2006: 380
Liopholis guthega — GARDNER et al. 2008 
DistributionSE Australia (New South Wales, Victoria: above 1600 m elevation in the vicinity of Mt Kosciusko in New SoWales and on the Bogong High Plains in Victoria)

Type locality: Charlotte Pass, NSW, 36° 26’ S, 148° 19’ E.  
Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: SAMA R37782 
Diagnosis 
CommentHabitat: Rock-dwelling. 
EtymologyNamed after the Snowy Mountains type locality. 
References
  • Atkins, Zak; Nick Clemann, and Kylie A. Robert 2015. Does Shelter Site Selection Aid Persistence of a Threatened Alpine Lizard? Assessing Liopholis guthega Populations a Decade after Severe Fire in Southeastern Australia. Journal of Herpetology Jun 2015, Vol. 49, No. 2: 222-229. - get paper here
  • Chapple, D. G., Hutchinson, M.N., Maryan, B., Plivelich M., Moore, J.A. and Keogh J.S. 2008. Evolution and maintenance of colour pattern polymorphism in Liopholis (Squamata : Scincidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 56: 103–115 - get paper here
  • CHAPPLE, DAVID G. and J. SCOTT KEOGH 2004. Parallel adaptive radiations in arid and temperate Australia: molecular phylogeography and systematics of the Egernia whitii (Lacertilia: Scincidae) species group. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 83: 157–173 - get paper here
  • CHAPPLE, DAVID G.; J. SCOTT KEOGH and MARK N. HUTCHINSON 2005. Substantial genetic substructuring in southeastern and alpine Australia revealed by molecular phylogeography of the Egernia whitii (Lacertilia: Scincidae) species group Molecular Ecology 14: 1279–1292 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 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
  • Donnellan,S.C.; Hutchinson M N., Dempsey, P. & Osborne, W.S. 2002. Systematics of the Egernia whitii species group (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in south-eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 50: 439-459 - get paper here
  • Gardner, M. G., Hugall, A. F., Donnellan, S. C., Hutchinson, M. N., and Foster, R. 2008. Molecular systematics of social skinks: phylogeny and taxonomy of the Egernia group (Reptilia: Scincidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 154 (4): 781-794 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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