Saproscincus spectabilis (DE VIS, 1888)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Saproscincus spectabilis?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Gully Shadeskink|
|Synonym||Mocoa spectabilis DE VIS 1888|
Lygosoma (Liolopisma) spectabile — LONGMAN 1918: 38
Saproscincus galli WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985 (fide INGRAM 1994)
Saproscincus spectabilis — COGGER 2000: 767
Saproscincus spectabilis — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Type locality: Gympie, Qld.
|Types||Holotype: QM J244. A previous lectotype designation of J19743 (formerly part of J255), from Gympie [locality in error] by Wells & Wellington (1985) was based on the prior identification of syntypes by Covacevich (1971), but see Ingram (1994) for resolution of the limits of the type series.|
|Comment||Synonymy: COGGER 1983 synonymized Mocoa spectabilis with Lampropholis challengeri (= Saproscincus challengeri). Sadlier et al. (1993) claimed that Mocoa spectabilis de Vis, 1888 was a senior synonym of Lampropholis basiliscus Ingram & Rawlinson, 1981, and thus the available name for the taxon. This was based on their identification of the 'lectotype' of Mocoa spectabilis (Queensland Museum specimen QMJ19743), which was declared by Wells & Wellington (1985). QM J255, QM J19742-3are S. basiliscus [INGRAM 1994].|