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Tiliqua multifasciata STERNFELD, 1919

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCentralian Bluetongue, Centralian Blue-Tongued Lizard 
SynonymTiliqua occipitalis multifasciata STERNFELD 1919: 79
Tiliqua occipitalis nossiteri GLAUERT 1923: 59
Tiliqua occipitalis auriculare KINGHORN 1931
Tiliqua multifasciata — COGGER 1983: 190
Tiliqua multifasciata — COGGER 2000: 577
Tiliqua multifasciata — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (North Territory, Queensland, South Australia, West Australia)

Type locality: (lectotype locality) Hermannsburg Mission, Upper Finke River, N. T. 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.
 
TypesLectotype: SMF 14037, from Hermannsburg Mission, Upper Finke River, N. T., designated by Mertens (1967).
Syntypes: from Wallal, W. A., WAM R1013, remaining three syntypes not cited by number in original description fide COGGER 1983 [Tiliqua occipitalis nossiteri].
Holotype: WAM R10080, from Broome, W. A. [Tiliqua occipitalis auriculare]. 
CommentSynonymy after COGGER 1983.

Photo in Elaphe 19 (2): 79 [2011]. 
References
  • Christian, T. 1977. Notes on centralian bluetongues (Tiliqua multifasciata). Vict. Herp. Soc. Newsletter 1: 8-9
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Even,Eddy 2005. Reptielen zoeken in Australië. Lacerta 63 (2): 48-65 - get paper here
  • Fyfe G 1984. Some notes on sympatry between Tiliqua occipitalis and Tiliqua multifasciata in the Ayers Rock region and their associations with aboriginal people of the area. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 15 (1) 1983: 18-19
  • Glauert, L. 1923. Contributions to the fauna of Western Australia. 3. Annotated list of lizards from Wallal. J R. Soc. West. Aust. 9: 57-60
  • Kinghorn, J. R. 1931. Herpetological notes. 2. Rec. Austral. Mus. 18: 85-91
  • Mertens, R. 1967. Die herpetologische Sektion des Natur-Museums und Forschungs-Institutes Senckenberg in Frankfurt am Main nebst einem Verzeichnis ihrer Typen. Senckenbergiana Biologica 48: 1-106
  • Mitchell, F. J. 1950. The scincid genera Egernia and Tiliqua (Lacertilia). Rec. South Austral. Mus. 9: 275-308 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E. R. 1969. Habitat specificity, speciation, and species density in Australian desert lizards Ecology 50 (3): 498-502 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E. R. 1972. Zoogeography and speciation of Australian desert lizards: an ecological perspective. Copeia 1972 (1): 127-144 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E. R. 2011. Notes on the ecology of some uncommon skinks in the Great Victoria Desert. Western Australian Naturalist 28: 50-60
  • Shea G M; Peterson M 1981. Observations on sympatry of the social lizards Tiliqua multifasciata Sternfeld and T. occipitals [occipitalis] (Peters). Australian Journal of Herpetology 1 (1) 1981: 27-28
  • Sternfeld, R. 1919. Neue Schlangen und Echsen aus Zentralaustralien. Senckenbergiana 1: 76-83
  • Storr, G. M., Smith, L. A. & Johnstone, R. E. 1981. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Perth: University of Western Australia Press and Western Australian Museum, 200 pp.
  • Storr, G. M.; L. A. Smith, and R. E. Johnstone 1999. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Western Australian Museum
  • Wilson,S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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