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Saproscincus basiliscus (INGRAM & RAWLINSON, 1981)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesPale-lipped Shadeskink 
SynonymLampropholis basiliscus INGRAM & RAWLINSON 1981
Lampropholis basiliscus — COGGER 1983
Saproscincus basiliscus - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1983
Saproscincus basiliscus — COGGER 2000: 573
Saproscincus basiliscus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland and New South Wales)

Type locality: Charmillin Creek, via Ravenshoe, in 17° 43’ S, 145° 31’ E, NE Qld. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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: QM J34409 
  • 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.
  • Hoskin, C.J. 2013. A new skink (Scincidae: Saproscincus) from rocky rainforest habitat on Cape Melville, north-east Australia. Zootaxa 3722 (3): 385–395 - get paper here
  • Ingram G; Rawlinson P 1981. Five new species of skinks (genus Lampropholis) from Queensland and New South Wales. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 20 (2): 311-317
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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