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Pygmaeascincus sadlieri (GREER, 1991)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMagnetic Island Dwarf Skink 
SynonymMenetia sadlieri GREER 1991
Menetia sadlieri — COGGER 2000: 764
Menetia sadlieri — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 318
Menetia sadlieri — COGGER 2014: 657
Pygmaeascincus sadlieri — COUPER & HOSKIN 2014 
DistributionAustralia (CE Queensland: Magnetic Island)

Type locality: Magnetic Island (19°08’S, 146°50’E) Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QM J 24448 
CommentOne of the smallest skinks known (max. SVL about 25 mm) 
EtymologyNamed after Ross Sadlier, Australian herpetologist who worked at the Australian Museum from 1979 to 2015. 
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, 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
  • Covacevich J.A., Couper, P.J., McDonald, K.R. 1998. Reptile diversity at risk in the Brigalow Belt, Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42 (2): 475-486
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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