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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Bar-sided Forest-skink, Barred-sided Skink 
SynonymTiliqua 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 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, S Queensland)

Type locality: Australia  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.17.15 (formerly xv.8a, 1937.12.6.13), Australia, collector unknown.
Holotype: MNHP 7035, from Australia [Lygosoma erucata] 
CommentSynonymy: 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 1985.

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) 
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  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Couper, P., Covacevich, J., Amey, A. & Baker, A. 2006. The genera of skinks (Family Scincidae) of Australia and its island territories: diversity, distribution and identification. in: Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G.M. & Lee, M.S.Y. (eds.). Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 367-384
  • De Lissa, G. 1981. Notes on the skink Sphenomorphus tenuis. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 13: 33
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol. 5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Garman, S. 1901. Some reptiles and batrachians from Australasia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 39: 1-14 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1831. A synopsis of the species of Class Reptilia. In: Griffith, E & E. Pidgeon: The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organisation by the Baron Cuvier with additional descriptions of all the species hither named, and of many before noticed [V Whittaker, Treacher and Co., London: 481 + 110 pp. [1830]
  • Greer A E 1992. Revision of the species previously associated with the Australian scincid lizard Eulamprus tenuis. Rec. Austral. Mus. 44(1) 1992: 7-19 - get paper here
  • Mo, Matthew 2012. An account of a Greater Bar-sided Skink Eulamprus tenuis trapped in a narrow crevice opening. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 42 (1-2): 11-14 - get paper here
  • Murphy, Michael J. 1994. Reptiles and amphibians of Seven Mile Beach National park, NSW. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 24 (2): 24-30
  • Rankin, P. R. 1973. The barred sided skink Sphenomorphus tenuis tenuis (Gray) in the Sydney region. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 6: 8-14
  • Singhal, Sonal; Huateng Huang, Maggie R. Grundler, María R. Marchán-Rivadeneira, Iris Holmes, Pascal O. Title, Stephen C. Donnellan, and Daniel L. Rabosky 2018. Does Population Structure Predict the Rate of Speciation? A Comparative Test across Australia’s Most Diverse Vertebrate Radiation. The American Naturalist - get paper here
  • Skinner, Adam; Mark N. Hutchinson, Michael S.Y. Lee 2013. Phylogeny and Divergence Times of Australian Sphenomorphus Group Skinks (Scincidae, Squamata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (3): 906–918 - 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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