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Saproscincus rosei WELLS & WELLINGTON, 1985

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Orange-tailed Shadeskink, Highland Forest Skink 
SynonymSaproscincus rosei WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Saproscincus rosei — COGGER 2000: 767
Saproscincus rosei — MOUSSALLI et al. 2005 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Queensland)

Type locality: Williams River (3000ft), Barrington Tops National Park, NSW  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R116963 
CommentNot listed in FRANK & RAMUS 1995. 
EtymologyNamed for A.B.(Tony) Rose, of the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, Sydney, in recognition of his contributions of reptile specimens to the Australian Museum. 
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  • 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
  • Moussalli, Adnan; Andrew F. Hugall and Craig Moritz 2005. A mitochondrial phylogeny of the rainforest skink genus Saproscincus , Wells and Wellington (1984). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 190-202 (published online 2004) - get paper here
  • Sadlier R A. Colgan D J. Shea G M. 1993. Taxonomy and distribution of the scincid lizard Saproscincus challengeri and related species in southeastern Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 34 (1): 139-158. - get paper here
  • Sadlier, R.A.; Couper, P.J.; Colgan, D.J.; Vanderduys, E.; Rickard, E. 2005. A new species of scincid lizard, Saproscincus eungellensis, from mid-eastern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 51(2): 559-571. - get paper here
  • Shea, Glenn M; Sadlier, Ross A 1999. A catalogue of the non-fossil amphibian and reptile type specimens in the collection of the Australian Museum: types currently, previously and purportedly present. TECHNICAL REPORTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM 15, 1999: 1-91 - get paper here
  • Swan, G.; Sadlier, R.; Shea, G. 2017. A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales. Reed New Holland, 328 pp.
  • Virkki, Diana A.; Cuong Tran, and J. Guy Castley 2012. Reptile Responses to Lantana Management in a Wet Sclerophyll Forest, Australia. Journal of Herpetology 46 (2): 177-185. - get paper here
  • Wells, R. W. and Wellington, C. R. 1985. A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, Supplementary Series (1): 1-61 [sometimes cited as 1983] - 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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