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Pygmaeascincus koshlandae (GREER, 1991)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesFine-browed Dwarf Skink 
SynonymMenetia koshlandae GREER 1991
Menetia koshlandae — COGGER 2000: 764
Menetia koshlandae — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 318
Menetia koshlandae — COGGER 2014: 656
Pygmaeascincus koshlandae — COUPER & HOSKIN 2014 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: 10 km N of Palmer River via Cairns-Cooktown road, Queensland (16°02’S, 144°48’E) Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QM J50554 (formerly AM R 56660) 
CommentOne of the smallest skinks known (max. SVL about 25 mm) 
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.
  • 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 A E 1991. Two new species of Menetia from northeastern Queensland, with comments on the generic diagnoses of Lygisaurus and Menetia. Journal of Herpetology 25 (3): 268-272 - 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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