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Liopholis margaretae (STORR, 1968)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCentralian Ranges Rock-skink, Flinder's Ranges rock-skink 
SynonymEgernia margaretae STORR 1968: 53
Egernia margaretae — COGGER 1983: 158
Egernia margaretae — COGGER 2000: 466
Egernia margaretae margaretae — CHAPPLE et al. 2005
Liopholis margaretae margaretae — CHAPPLE et al. 2008
Egernia margaretae — COUPER et al. 2006: 380
Liopholis margaretae — GARDNER et al. 2008
Liopholis margaretae margaretae — WILSON & SWAN 2013: 328
Liopholis margaretae margaretae — COGGER 2014: 638 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, South Australia)

Type locality: Palm Valley, in 24° 03’ S, 132° 42’ E, N. T.  
Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: WAM R29129 
CommentThe New South Wales population of E. margaretae is actually E. whitii (CHAPPLE & KEOGH 2004)

This species exhibit colour pattern polymorphism (Chapple et al. 2008). 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Foster, Ralph 1993. A significant range extension of Egernia margaretae personata?. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 23 (2): 35-36
  • Gardner, M. G., Hugall, A. F., Donnellan, S. C., Hutchinson, M. N., and<br />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
  • Storr G M 1978. The genus Egernia (Lacertilia, Scincidae) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 6 (2): 147-187 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1968. Revision of the Egernia whitei species-group (Lacertilia: Scincidae). J. R. Soc. West. Aust. 51: 51-62
  • Storr, G. M., Smith, L. A. & Johnstone, R. E. 1981. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Perth: University of Western Australia Press and Western Australian Museum, 200 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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