Liopholis montana (DONNELLAN, HUTCHINSON, DEMPSEY & OSBORNE, 2002)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Liopholis montana?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Egerniinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Egernia montana DONNELLAN, HUTCHINSON, DEMPSEY & OSBORNE 2002|
Egernia whitei tenebrosa — STORR 1968 (part.)
Egernia montana — COUPER et al. 2006: 380
Liopholis montana — GARDNER et al. 2008
|Distribution||SE Australia (New South Wales, Victoria, Capital Territory: scattered populations in the high country in southeastern and the ACT into eastern Victoria. It the north it occurs only about 1400 m elevation and in the south above 900 m)|
Type locality: Mt. Gingera, Brindabella Ranges, ACT, 35° 35’ S, 148° 46’ E. Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: SAMA R37767|
This species exhibit colour pattern polymorphism (Chapple et al. 2008).
|Etymology||Named after the mountain area where the species is found (Latin “montanus”, meaning “pertaining to mountains).|