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Saproscincus tetradactylus (GREER & KLUGE, 1980)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Four-fingered Shadeskink, Four-toed Litter-skink 
SynonymLampropholis tetradactyla GREER & KLUGE 1980
Saproscincus tetradactylus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1983
Lampropholis tetradactyla — COGGER 1983
Saproscincus tetradactyla — COGGER 2000: 575
Saproscincus tetradactylus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: vicinity of Smoko Creek at the Kennedy-Kirrama road, Kirrama State Forest, NE Qld.  
TypesHolotype: QM J29853 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Greer A E; Kluge A G 1980. A new species of Lampropholis (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from the rainforests of northeastern Queensland. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology University of Michigan (No. 691) 1980: 1-12
  • 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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