Carlia tetradactyla (O'SHAUGHNESSY, 1879)
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Southern Rainbow-skink|
|Synonym||Mocoa tetradactyla O'SHAUGHNESSY 1879: 300|
Lygosoma maccooeyi RAMSAY & OGILBY 1890
Carlia tetradactyla — COGGER 1983
Carlia tetradactyla — COGGER 2000: 401
Carlia tetradactyla — DOLMAN & HUGALL 2008
|Distribution||Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria)|
Type locality: unknown (fide COGGER 1983 labelled “Queensland ?”)
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19188.8.131.52 (formerly 184.108.40.206)|
|Diagnosis||Description: “Head broad; snout obtuse, rounded. Internasal plate broad, its posterior point touching the short pentagonal frontal; two broad transverse fronto-nasals nearly contiguous; fronto-parietal plate very large: its greatest breadth nearly double that of the frontal, almost triangular, but furnished with a posterior projection which reduces the interparietal to the merest rudiment; two oblique transverse parietals, each followed by two broad posterior plates. Four supraorbital plates. Nostril in the hinder and lateral portion of the nasal plate, the anterior angle of which is separated from that of the opposite side by the internasal; two frenals and three preoculars, one superior and two inferior. Seven supralabials; six infralabials. Transparent disk of lower eyelid very large. Ear opening moderate. Scales smooth, equal on the sides and belly, in 32 longitudinal series, the middle ventral series between the chin and the vent consisting of 54 scales. Anterior limb, when stretched forward, reaching to front angle of eye; with four toes, the first shorter than the fourth, the second shorter than the third, which 18 the longest: hind limb reaching forward three fourths the length of the side, with five toes. Coloration: Above olive-brown speckled with black on the head. Five longitudinal black lines on the back between the series of scales, and separated from the sides of the body by a broad unbroken stripe of the ground-colour; a bright yellowish-brown stripe extends from above the ear-opening along the side to the tail, and another similar stripe between the fore and hind limbs. Lower surface bluish.” (O’Shaughnessy 1879).|
|Comment||Synonymy after COGGER 1983.|
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