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Saproscincus czechurai (INGRAM & RAWLINSON, 1981)

IUCN Red List - Saproscincus czechurai - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Wedge-snouted Shadeskink, Czechuras Litter-skink 
SynonymLampropholis czechurai INGRAM & RAWLINSON 1981
Lampropholis czechurai — COGGER 1983
Saproscincus czechurai — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1983
Saproscincus czechurai — COGGER 2000: 574
Saproscincus czechurai — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Saproscincus czechurae — MUÑOZ et al. 2016 
DistributionAustralia (NE Queensland)

Type locality: Charmillin Creek, via Ravenshoe, in 17° 43’ S, 145° 31’ E, NE Qld.  
TypesHolotype: QM J34402 
EtymologyNamed after Gregory Vincent Czechura (b. 1953), an Australian herpetologist and ornithologist and "senior information officer" at the Queensland Museum, Brisbane. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Ezaz, T. et al. 2009. Sex Chromosome Evolution in Lizards: Independent Origins and Rapid Transitions. Cytogenet Genome Res 127: 249-260 - 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 - get paper here
  • Muñoz, M. M., Langham, G. M., Brandley, M. C., Rosauer, D. F., Williams, S. E. and Moritz, C. 2016. Basking behavior predicts the evolution of heat tolerance in Australian rainforest lizards. Evolution, 70: 2537–2549.doi:10.1111/evo.13064 - 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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