Carlia quinquecarinata (MACLEAY, 1877)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Carlia quinquecarinata?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Five-carinated Rainbow Skink|
|Synonym||Heteropus quinquecarinatus MACLEAY 1877: 67|
Carlia quinquecarinata — DONNELLAN et al. 2009
Carlia quinquecarinata — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Darnley Island [= Erub Island] (9°35'S, 143°46'E) Torres Strait and probably also Murray Island (9°56'S, 144°04'E). This taxon may also occur in New Guinea (see discussion in DONNELLAN et al. 2009).|
Type locality: Darnley Is., Torres Strait, Qld (9°35'S, 143°46'E).
|Reproduction||oviparous (phylogenetic imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022)|
|Types||Lectotype: AMS (AM) R31873; (formerly MAMU R98, part), lectotype designated by Ingram & Covacevich, 1989.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A large, heavy-bodied member of the C. fusca group usually possessing large, longitudinally aligned, dark- edged, pale dashes on the dorsum and a midlateral line (where present) broken into a series of dashes anterior to the forelimb - a pattern not seen in C. longipes or C. sexdentata [from DONNELLAN et al. 2009].|
|Comment||Synonymy: Has been previously synonymized with C. longipes but revalidated by DONNELLAN et al. 2009.|