Silvascincus murrayi (BOULENGER, 1887)
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Blue-speckled Forest-skink|
|Synonym||Lygosoma murrayi BOULENGER 1887: 232|
Lygosoma tamburinense LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1915: 5
Lygosoma (Hinulia) tenuis intermedius KINGHORN 1932
Sphenomorphus murrayi - COGGER 1983: 185
Concinnia murrayi - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1983
Eulamprus murrayi — COGGER 2000: 486
Eulamprus murrayi — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Silvascincus murrayi — SKINNER et al. 2013
Concinnia murrayi — COGGER 2014: 454, 978
|Distribution||Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)|
Type locality: Qld. Map legend:
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19184.108.40.206|
Holotype: NFIRM 3212, from Mt. Tambourine, Qld. [Lygosoma tamburinense]
Holotype: QM J3023, from Macpherson Ranges, 3000 ft, S Qld. [tryoni]
Holotype: AM R6485, from Richmond River, N. S. W. [L. tenuis intermedius]
|Comment||Synonymy partly after COGGER 1983. Lygosoma (Hinulia) tryoni LONGMAN 1918 hs been removed from the synonym of E. murrayi and reinstated to species status.|
Type species: Lygosoma murrayi Boulenger, 1987 is the type species of the genus Silvascincus SKINNER et al. 2013.
Diagnosis: (genus) Australian Sphenomorphus group scincids displaying the following combination of derived character states: third pairof enlarged chin scales separated by 5 (instead of 3) scale rows, vis-ceral fat bodies absent, postmental contacts a single infralabial,pale to bright yellow ventral colouration (see Greer, 1989; Sadlier,1998).
|Etymology||Etymology (genus): Derived from the Latin silva, forest, and neo-Latinscincus, a skink. The name refers to the forest habitat occupied bythese skinks.|
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