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Carlia bicarinata (MACLEAY, 1877)

IUCN Red List - Carlia bicarinata - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Rainbow-skink 
SynonymHeteropus bicarinatus MACLEAY 1877: 68
Heteropus Albertisii PETERS & DORIA 1878: 362
Leiolopisma albertisii — BARBOUR 1914: 204
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) bicarinata — SMITH 1937: 225
Carlia bicarinata — COGGER 1983 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (eucalypt savannas of Central Province and the National Capital District).

Type locality: Hall Sound, Papua New Guinea.  
TypesNeotype: QM 127717 from Kairuku, Yule Island, Hall Sound, Papua New Guinea, here designated by Ingram & Covacevich 1989; Holotype: originally MAMU (now lost).
Syntypes: MSNG 28052-3, from Yule Is. and coast near Mt. Epa, Papua New Guinea [Heteropus Albertisii] 
CommentSynonymy mainly after COGGER 1983. Not listed by COGGER 2000. 
  • Barbour, T., 1914. On some Australasian reptiles. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 27: 201—206. - get paper here
  • Capocaccia, L. 1961. Catalogo dei tipi di Rettili del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova [MSNG]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Giacomo Doria 72: 86-111
  • Dolman, Gaynor & Andrew F. Hugall 2008. Combined mitochondrial and nuclear data enhance resolution of a rapid radiation of Australian rainbow skinks (Scincidae: Carlia). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49 (3): 782-794 - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Goldberg, S R; Bursey, C R & Kraus, F; 2019. Carlia bicarinata (Rainbow-skink) Endoparasite. Herpetological Review 50 (3): 570
  • Ingram G; Covacevich J 1989. Revision of the genus Carlia (Reptilia, Scincidae) in Australia with comments on Carlia bicarinata of New Guinea. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 27 (2): 443-490
  • Macleay, W. 1877. The lizards of the Chevert Expedition. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 2: 60-69; 97-104 - get paper here
  • Mitchell, F. J. 1953. A brief revision of the four-fingered members of the genus Leiolopisma (Lacertilia). Rec. South Austral. Mus. 11: 75-90 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig and G. Doria. 1878. Catalogo dei retilli e dei batraci raccolti da O. Beccari, L. M. D'Alberts e A. A. Bruijn. nella sotto-regione Austro-Malese. Annali del Museo Civico de Storia Naturale di Genova. ser. 1, 13: 323-450 - 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
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