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Tiliqua adelaidensis (PETERS, 1863)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPygmy Bluetongue Lizard 
SynonymCyclodus adelaidensis PETERS 1863: 228
Tiliqua adelaidensis — SMITH 1937: 233
Tiliqua adelaidensis - COGGER 1983: 188
Tiliqua adelaidensis — COGGER 2000: 576
Tiliqua adelaidensis — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia; Tasmania [fide SMITH 1937])

Type locality: “Buchsfelde bei Adelaide in Südaustralien” [= Loos, near gawler, South Australia]. Map legend:
TDWG region - 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.
 
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 4710 (2 specimens) 
CommentUntil 1992 only 20 specimen were recorded of this species. Afterwards, a few small populations have been found in S Australia (MILNE et al. 2002). 
References
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Fenner, Aaron L.; Bull, Michael C.; Hutchinson, Mark N. 2007. Omnivorous diet of the endangered Pygmy Bluetongue Lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis. Amphibia-Reptilia 28 (4): 560-565 - get paper here
  • Gardner, Michael G.; Juan J. Sanchez;Rachael Y. Dudaniec; <br />Leah Rheinberger; Annabel L. Smith; 2007. Tiliqua rugosa microsatellites: isolation via enrichment and characterisation of loci for multiplex PCR in T. rugosa and the endangered T. adelaidensis. Conserv. Genet. 9: 233–237 [print: 2008]
  • Hutchinson M N. Milne T. Croft T. 1994. Redescription and ecological notes on the pygmy bluetongue, Tiliqua adelaidensis (Squamata: Scincidae). TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA 118 (3-4): 217-226.
  • Milne, T.; Bull, C.M. & Hutchinson, M.N. 2002. Characteristics of litters and juvenile dispersal in the endangered Australian skink Tiliqua adelaidensis. Journal of Herpetology 36 (1): 110-112 - get paper here
  • Mitchell, F. J. 1950. The scincid genera Egernia and Tiliqua (Lacertilia). Rec. South Austral. Mus. 9: 275-308 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1863. Eine Übersicht der von Hrn. Richard Schomburgk an das zoologische Museum eingesandten Amphibien, aus Buchsfelde bei Adelaide in Südaustralien. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1863 (April): 228-236
  • Reeder, T.W. 2003. A phylogeny of the Australian Sphenomorphus group (Scincidae: Squamata) and the phylogenetic placement of the crocodile skinks (Tribolonotus): Bayesian approaches to assessing congruence and obtaining confidence in maximum likelihood inferred relatio Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 27: 384–397 - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Wilson,S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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