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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesCorucia zebrata alfredschmidti KÖHLER 1997
Corucia zebrata zebrata GRAY 1855 
Common NamesE: Solomon Island Skink
G: Wickelschwanz-Skink 
SynonymCorucia zebrata GRAY 1855: 345
Corucia zebrata — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Corucia zebrata — MCCOY 2006

Corucia zebrata alfredschmidti KÖHLER 1997
Corucia zebrata alfredschmidti — BÖHME 2010 
DistributionPapua New Guinea: Solomon Islands

Type locality: San Christoval, Solomon Islands

alfredschmidti: Bougainville; Type locality: Papua-Neuguinea, Insel Bougainville, A.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.21.91-92 (previously 55.11.7.19, 55.11.7.18), collected J. Macgillivray.
Holotype: SMF 77587, Paratypes in ZFMK, SMF and MTD (= MTKD) [alfredschmidti] 
Diagnosis 
CommentType species: Corucia zebrata GRAY 1855: 345 is the type species of the genus Corucia GRAY 1855. 
References
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1886. On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands. Trans. Zool. Soc. London 12: 35-62
  • Brenneman, Rick A.; Engberg, S.E.; Shore, G.D. & Edward E. Louis Jr. 2007. PRIMER NOTE: Characterization of 21 microsatellite marker loci in the prehensile-tailed skink (Corucia zebrata). Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 1281–1283 - get paper here
  • Burt, Charles E.; Burt, May Danheim 1932. Herpetological results of the Whitney South Sea Expedition. VI. Pacific island amphibians and reptiles in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 63 (5): 461-597
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  • Gray,J.E. 1856. New genus of fish-scaled lizards (Scissosarae) from New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (2) 18: 345-346 - get paper here
  • Hagen, Ingerid J. and C. Michael Bull 2011. Home Ranges in the Trees: Radiotelemetry of the Prehensile Tailed Skink, Corucia zebrata. Journal of Herpetology 45 (1): 36-39. - get paper here
  • Hagen, Ingerid J.; Ivar Herfindal, Stephen C. Donnellan, and C. Michael Bull 2013. Fine Scale Genetic Structure in a Population of the Prehensile Tailed Skink, Corucia zebrata. Journal of Herpetology Jun 2013, Vol. 47, No. 2: 308-313. - get paper here
  • Hauschild, A. 1998. Corucia zebrata GRAY, 1855. Sauria 20 Suppl.: 421–426 - get paper here
  • Honegger, R. E. 1975. Beitrag zur Kenntnis des Wickelskinkes Corucia zebrata. Salamandra 11 (1): 27-32 - get paper here
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  • Lima, A.; Höss, S.; Elser, G.; Kühne, H.; Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2011. Vorläufige Untersuchungen zur genetischen Variabilität beim Wickelschwanzskink. Elaphe 19 (3): 6-10
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