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

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEgernia montana DONNELLAN, HUTCHINSON, DEMPSEY & OSBORNE 2002
Egernia whitei tenebrosa — STORR 1968 (part.)
Liopholis montana — GARDNER et al. 2008 
DistributionSE 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 - Type locality.
TDWG region - 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.
 
Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: SAMA R37767 
CommentRock-dwelling.

This species exhibit colour pattern polymorphism (Chapple et al. 2008). 
EtymologyNamed after the mountain area where the species is found (Latin “montanus”, meaning “pertaining to mountains). 
References
  • 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
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • 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<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. 1968. Revision of the Egernia whitei species-group (Lacertilia: Scincidae). J. R. Soc. West. Aust. 51: 51-62
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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