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Niveoscincus orocryptus (HUTCHINSON, SCHWANER & MEDLOCK, 1988)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesHeath Cool-skink, Mountain Skink 
SynonymLeiolopisma orocryptum HUTCHINSON et al. 1988
Niveoscincus orocryptus - HUTCHINSON et al. 1990
Pseudemoia orocrypta - FRANK & RAMUS 1995
Niveoscincus orocryptus — MELVILLE & SWAIN 2000
Niveoscincus orocrypta — COGGER 2000: 567
Carinascincus orocryptus — GREER 2005 (online)
Niveoscincus orocryptus — COGGER 2014: 429 
DistributionAustralia (Tasmania)

Type locality: High Camp Memorial Hut on Mt Anne Trail, upper slopes of Mt Eliza, 970 m, Tasmania (42°58’S 146°24’E) Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: TM C685 (MN Hutchinson & TD Schwaner, 31.i.1987). 
CommentHabitat: Arboreal, Sub-alpine sclerophyll woodland, elevation 1100 m. 
References
  • 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.
  • Hutchinson M N; Donnellan S C; Baverstock P R; Krieg M; Simms S; Burgin S 1990. Immunological relationships and generic revision of the Australian lizards assigned to the genus Leiolopisma (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Australian Journal of Zoology 38 (5): 535-554 - get paper here
  • Hutchinson M N; Schwaner T D; Medlock K 1988. A new species scincid lizard (Lygosominae: Leiolopisma) from the highlands of Tasmania. ROYAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA PROCEEDINGS 100 1988: 67-73
  • Hutchinson,M.D. & Schwaner,T.D. 1991. Genetic relationships among the Tasmanian scincid lizards of the genus Niveoscincus. Journal of Herpetology 25 (1): 49-58 - get paper here
  • Melville, Jane; Swain, Roy 2000. Evolutionary relationships between morphology, performance and habitat openness in the lizard genus Niveoscincus (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 70: 667–683. - get paper here
  • Melville,J. & SWAIN,R. 2000. Mitochondrial DNA-sequence based phylogeny and biogeography of the snow skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Niveoscincus) of Tasmania. Herpetologica 56 (2): 196-208 - 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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