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Silvascincus tryoni (LONGMAN, 1918)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Border Ranges Blue-spectacled, Forest Skink 
SynonymLygosoma (Hinulia) tryoni LONGMAN 1918: 38
Sphenomorphus tryoni — BUSTARD 1964
Eulamprus tryoni — SADLIER 1998
Eulamprus tryoni — COGGER 2000: 757
Eulamprus tryoni — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Silvascincus tryoni — SKINNER et al. 2013 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Queensland)

Type locality: Macpherson Ranges, 3000 ft, S Qld.  
TypesHolotype: QM J3023
Holotype: NFIRM 3212, from Mt. Tambourine, Qld. [Lygosoma tamburinense]
Holotype: AM R6485, from Richmond River, N. S. W. [L. tenuis intermedius] 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983, who lists this species as synonym of Sphenomorphus murrayi.

Not listed by COGGER 2014.

Limb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014) 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bustard, H. R. 1964. Reproduction in the Australian rain forest skinks, Siaphos equalis and Sphenomorphus tryoni. Copeia 1964 (4): 715-716 - 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
  • Longman, H. A. 1918. Notes on some Queensland and Papuan reptiles. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 6: 37-44
  • Sadlier,R.A. 1998. Recognition of Eulamprus tryoni (Longman), a scincid lizard endemic to the McPherson Ranges of eastern Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42 (2): 573-578
  • Singhal, Sonal; Huateng Huang, Maggie R. Grundler, María R. Marchán-Rivadeneira, Iris Holmes, Pascal O. Title, Stephen C. Donnellan, and Daniel L. Rabosky 2018. Does Population Structure Predict the Rate of Speciation? A Comparative Test across Australia’s Most Diverse Vertebrate Radiation. The American Naturalist - get paper here
  • Skinner, Adam; Mark N. Hutchinson, Michael S.Y. Lee 2013. Phylogeny and Divergence Times of Australian Sphenomorphus Group Skinks (Scincidae, Squamata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (3): 906–918 - 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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