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Pseudemoia baudini (GREER, 1982)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Bight C oast Skink 
SynonymLeiolopisma baudini STORR et al. 1981: 27 [Nomen nudum]
Leiolopisma baudini GREER 1982
Claireascincus baudini — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Pseudemoia baudini — HUTCHINSON et al. 1990
Pseudemoia baudini — HUTCHINSON & DONNELLAN 1992
Pseudemoia baudini — COGGER 2000: 561
Claireascincus baudinii — GREER 2005 (online) 
DistributionAustralia (coastal Western Australia, coastal South Australia)

Type locality: "west of Point Culver", Western Australia at 124"32'E and 32°53'S.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R44969; collected by Mr Michael G. Brooker on 28 October 1973. Sex: male. 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS: Leiopisma baudini can be distinguished from all other species of Leiopisma (sensu Greer 1974) by the following combination of characters: supranasal scales present; frontoparietal scales paired, and two anterior loreals, one above the other.
Leiopisma baudini can be distinguished from all other Australian Lei%pisma except L. coventryi, L. entrecasteauxii and L. spenceri by the paired frontoparietals. It can be distinguished from L. coventryi by the presence of supranasals, two anterior loreals and striped colour pattern; from L. entrecasteauxii by supranasals, two anterior loreals and the light lateral line involving scale rows 5 and 6 (instead of rows 6 and 7), and from L. spenceri by the two anterior loreals, lower number of longitudinal scale rows at midbody (26 vs 37-48) and deep instead of depressed head and body [from GREER 1982].

For an updated diagnosis see HUTCHINSON & DONNELLAN 1992. 
EtymologyNamed after Nicholas Baudin (1756-1803), French naturalist and Commander-in-Chief of a French voyage of discovery along the western and southern coasts of Australia between 1801 and 1803. 
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  • Greer, Allen E. 1982. A new species of Leiolopisma (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Western Australia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 34 (12): 549-573 - get paper here
  • Hutchinson M N. DONNELLAN S C. 1992. Taxonomy and genetic variation in the Australian lizards of the genus Pseudemoia (Scincidae Lygosominae). Journal of Natural History 26 (1): 215-264. - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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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