Concinnia tenuis (GRAY, 1831)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Concinnia tenuis?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Bar-sided Forest-skink, Barred-sided Skink|
|Synonym||Tiliqua tenuis GRAY 1831: 71|
Lygosoma erucata DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 726
Lygosoma tenue — GARMAN 1901: 7
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) tenue — SMITH 1937: 220
Sphenomorphus tenuis — COGGER 1983: 187
Eulamprus tenuis — GREER 1992
Sphenomorphus tenuis — FRANK & RAMUS 1995: 196
Eulamprus tenuis — COGGER 2000: 487
Eulamprus tenuis — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Concinnia tenuis — SKINNER et al. 2013
Concinnia tenuis — COGGER 2014: 455
|Distribution||Australia (New South Wales, S Queensland)|
Type locality: Australia
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 1922.214.171.124 (formerly xv.8a, 19126.96.36.199), Australia, collector unknown.|
Holotype: MNHP 7035, from Australia [Lygosoma erucata]
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis (genus): The genus Concinnia is a group of moderate sized, smooth bodied, pentadactyl limbed skinks. Largely confined to relictual rainforest and ecotonal wet sclerophyll forest habitats along east coastal Australia. All have a preference for deeply shaded damp areas within their habitats and usually do not bask in direct sunlight, being most active in the open only during cloudy humid conditions. All are live bearing and insectivorous and most are partly arboreal and all extensively utilize fallen logs and rotting trees for their microhabitats. They can be characterized by having: nasals separated; one or two pairs of supranasals (at least one pair in contact); prefrontals separated or in contact; supraoculars, 4-5; supralabials, 6-8; post-mental contacting one or two infralabials on each side; ear opening large (usually as large or larger than nasal); snout-vent lengths range from 70-110 mm; mid body scale rows range from 22-52 (Wells & Wellington 1984: 88).|
|Comment||Synonymy: Lygosoma brachysoma LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1915 has been considered a synonym of Eulamprus tenuis by COGGER 1983 and others but is now treated as a separate species.|
Synonymy partly after COGGER 1983.
Type species: Tiliqua tenuis GRAY 1831: 71 is the type species of the genus Concinnia WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984.
Phylogenetics: see Singhal et al. 2017 and 2018 for a phylogeny of Australian sphenomorphine skinks.
Limb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014)
Morphology: Hutchinson et al. 2021 present a table of morphological character states across 20 Australian sphenomorphine skinks, including this genus.
|Etymology||Concinnia = skillfully put together (fide Wells & Wellington 1984: 88, without further explanation). Apparently from con - (= together) and Greek “kin” (= movable, as in kinesis)|