You are here » home advanced search Saiphos equalis

Saiphos equalis (GRAY, 1825)

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Saiphos equalis?

Add your own observation of
Saiphos equalis »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesYellow-bellied Three-toed Skink, Three-toed Skink 
SynonymSeps equalis GRAY 1825: 202
Anguis lacertina GRAY 1831: 72 (nomen nudum)
Siaphos aequalis — GRAY 1839 (emendation)
Lygosoma (Siaphos) aequale — LONGMAN 1915: 34
Saiphos equalis — COGGER 1983: 183
Saiphos equalis — COGGER 2000: 572
Saiphos aequalis — GREER et al. 2006 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, SE Queensland) Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.16.88, from unknown locality. 
CommentBoth limbs with only 3 digits. Synonymy after COGGER 1983.

Reproduction: S. equalis is only one of 3 or so species that are known to have both viviparous and oviparous reproduction (STEWART et al. 2010).

Type Species: Seps equalis GRAY 1825 is the type species of the genus Saiphos GRAY 1831. 
References
  • Biazik, Joanna M.; Michael B. Thompson, and Christopher R. Murphy 2010. Paracellular and transcellular transport across the squamate uterine epithelium. Herp. Cons. Biol. 5 (2) - get paper here
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Gray, J. E. 1831. A synopsis of the species of Class Reptilia. In: Griffith, E & E. Pidgeon: The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organisation by the Baron Cuvier with additional descriptions of all the species hither named, and of many before noticed [V Whittaker, Treacher and Co., London: 481 + 110 pp. [1830]
  • Gray, J.E. 1825. A synopsis of the genera of reptiles and Amphibia, with a description of some new species. Annals of Philosophy, 10:193—217
  • Greer, A.; David, P. & Teynié, A. 2006. The Southeast Asian scincid lizard Siaphos tridigitus Bourret, 1939 (Reptilia, Scincidae): a second specimen. Zoosystema 28 (3) : 785-790
  • Hugi, Jasmina; Mark N. Hutchinson, D. Koyabu, Marcelo R. Sánchez-Villagra 2012. Heterochronic shifts in the ossification sequences of surface- and subsurface-dwelling skinks are correlated with the degree of limb reduction. Zoology 115 (3): 188-198 - get paper here
  • Johnson, R. 2002. A western range extension for the skink Saiphos equalis. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 48(1): 92
  • Longman, H. A. 1915. Reptiles from Queensland and the Northern Territory. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 3:30-34.
  • Murphy, Michael J. 1994. Reptiles and amphibians of Seven Mile Beach National park, NSW. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 24 (2): 24-30
  • Parker, Scott L.; Christopher R. Murphy, and Michael B. Thompson 2010. Uterine angiogenesis in squamate reptiles: Implications for the evolution of viviparity. Herp. Cons. Biol. 5 (2) - get paper here
  • Reeder, T.W. 2003. A phylogeny of the Australian Sphenomorphus group (Scincidae: Squamata) and the phylogenetic placement of the crocodile skinks (Tribolonotus): Bayesian approaches to assessing congruence and obtaining confidence in maximum likelihood inferred relatio Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 27: 384–397 - get paper here
  • Stewart, J. R., Mathieson, A. N., Ecay, T. W., Herbert, J. F., Parker, S. L. and Thompson, M. B. 2010. Uterine and eggshell structure and histochemistry in a lizard with prolonged uterine egg retention (Lacertilia, Scincidae, Saiphos). J. Morphol. doi: 10.1002/jmor.10877 - get paper here
  • Stewart, James R. and Tom W. Ecay 2010. Patterns of maternal provision and embryonic mobilization of calcium in oviparous and viviparous squamate reptiles. Herp. Cons. Biol. 5 (2) - get paper here
  • Wilson,S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:


Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator