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Liopholis margaretae (STORR, 1968)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae (Tiliquini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Centralian 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.  
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). 
EtymologyNamed after Margaret Anne Slater. Storr's etymology states, "Named after Margaret Anne, wife of K. R. Slater, in appreciation of her hospitality. 
  • 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. - 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
  • 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 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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