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Cyclodomorphus branchialis (GÜNTHER, 1867)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Common Slender Bluetongue, Gunther's Skink 
SynonymHinulia branchialis GÜNTHER 1867: 47
Lygosoma gastrostigma BOULENGER 1898: 918
Lygosoma (Homolepida) woodjonesii PROCTER 1923
Tiliqua branchiale — SMITH 1937: 233
Tiliqua wood-jonesii — SMITH 1937: 233
Tiliqua gastrostigma — SMITH 1937: 233
Tiliqua gastrostigma — GLAUERT 1960
Tiliqua branchialis — FORD 1963
Omolepida branchialis — STORR 1976
Tiliqua branchialis — COGGER 1983: 189
Cyclodomorphus branchialis — SHEA & MILLER 1995
Cyclodomorphus branchialis — COGGER 2000: 452
Cyclodomorphus branchialis — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia; Tasmania [fide SMITH 1937])

Type locality: Champion Bay, W. A.  
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.8.19.48. Designation by Wells & Wellington (1985).
Holotype: BMNH 1946.8.9.87, from Sherlock River, Nickol Bay, W. A. [Lygosoma gastrostigma]
Syntypes: BMNH 1946.8.17.97-99 (3 adults and 2 embryos), from St. Francis Is., S. A. [Lygosoma (Homolepida) woodjonesii] 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983. Lygosoma melanops STIRLING & ZIETZ 1893 and Lygosoma (Homolepida) branchiale elongatum WERNER 1910 have been synonymized with Cyclodomorphus branchialis by COGGER 1983 (who used the name Tiliqua branchialis). 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1898. Third report on additions to the lizard collection in the Natural History Museum. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1898: 912-923. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Ford, J. 1963. The Reptilian Fauna of the Islands between Dongara and Lancelin, Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 8 (6): 135-142 - get paper here
  • Glauert, L. 1960. Herpetological miscellanea. XII. The family Scincidae in Western Australia. Pt. 1. The genera Tiliqua, Trachysaurus and Egernia. Western Australian Naturalist 7 (3): 67-77 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1867. Additions to the knowledge of Australian reptiles and fishes. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (3) 20: 45-57 - get paper here
  • Mitchell, F. J. 1950. The scincid genera Egernia and Tiliqua (Lacertilia). Rec. South Austral. Mus. 9: 275-308 - get paper here
  • Procter, J. B. 1923. The flora and fauna of Nuyts Archipelago and the Investigator group. 5. The lizards. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 47: 79-81
  • Shea G M. & Miller B. 1995. A taxonomic revision of the Cyclodomorphus branchialis species group (Squamata: Scincidae). Rec. Austral. Mus. 47 (3): 265-325. - get paper here
  • Shea, Glenn M.;Wells, R. 1984. New records of a skink and a gecko from western New South Wales. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 15 (1-2): 1-4
  • Smith, M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Storr, G. M. 1976. The genus Omolepida (Lacertilia, Scincidae) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 4: 163-170 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M.; L. A. Smith, and R. E. Johnstone 1999. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Western Australian Museum
  • Warburg, M. R. 1965. Studies on the environmental physiology of some Australian lizards from sand and semiarid habitats. Australian Journal of Zoology 13: 563-575 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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