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Tiliqua occipitalis (PETERS, 1863)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWestern Bluetongue, Western Blue-Tongued Lizard 
SynonymCyclodus occipitalis PETERS 1863: 231
Cyclodus fasciatus LÜTKEN 1863: 292
Tiliqua occipitalis — SMITH 1937: 233
Tiliqua occipitalis — COGGER 1983: 190
Tiliqua occipitalis — COGGER 2000: 579
Tiliqua occipitalis — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, North Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, West Australia)

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.
 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 4709
Holotype: UZM R47563, from Australia [Cyclodus fasciatus]. 
CommentSynonymy after COGGER 1983. 
References
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Escoriza Boj, D. 2005. Australia. Reptiles and Amphibians, Part 2: Desert and tropical savanna. Reptilia (GB) (41): 52-57 - 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
  • Greenbaum, E. 2000. Herpetofaunal observations in disparate habitats in south Sustralia, New South Wales, and queensland, Australia. Herpetological Bulletin (72): 6-16
  • Lütken, C. 1863. Nogle nye krybdyr og padder. Videnskabelige Meddelelser f ra den Naturhistoriske Forening i Kjöbenhavn (20—22): 292—311
  • 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 - 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
  • 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
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • 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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