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Menetia concinna SADLIER, 1984

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Jabiluka Dwarf Skink 
SynonymMenetia concinna SADLIER 1984: 46
Menetia concinna — COGGER 2000: 542
Menetia concinna — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 316
Menetia cocinna — COUPER & HOSKIN 2014: 598 (in error) 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory)

Type locality: Jabiluka project area, 12°33'S 132°55'E, NT  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R88583
PARATYPES AM R88584–87Jabiluka project area,12°33'S132°55'E,NT (R. Sadlier, 8.viii.1979); R88696 Jabiluka project area, 12°28'S 132°52'E, NT (R. Sadlier, 20.viii.1979); R88746 Jabiluka project area, 12°28'S 132°52'E, NT (R. Sadlier, 21.viii.1979); R88814 Jabiluka project area, 12°28'S 132°52'E, NT (R. Sadlier, 22.viii.1979); R88896, R88989 Jabiluka project area, 12°31'S 132°57'E, NT (R. Sadlier, 18.ix.1979). 
CommentOne of the smallest skinks known. 
EtymologyThe epithet concinna means skillfully joined, neatly arranged (Seidel & Ernst 2017). 
  • 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
  • COUPER, PATRICK J.; CONRAD J. HOSKIN 2014. A new genus to accommodate three skinks currently assigned to Menetia (Lacertilia: Scincidae). Zootaxa 3884 (6): 597–599 - get paper here
  • Greer, Allen E. 2001. Distribution of maximum snout-vent length among species of Scincid lizards. Journal of Herpetology 35 (3): 383-395 - get paper here
  • Sadlier R A 1984. A new Australian scincid lizard, Menetia concinna, from the Alligator Rivers region, Northern Territory. Rec. Austral. Mus. 36 (2): 45-49 - 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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