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Egernia roomi WELLS & WELLINGTON, 1985

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymContundo roomi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Egernia roomi — SADLIER et al. 2019 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales: Kaputar National Park)

Type locality: top of Mt Kaputar, NSW  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: AMS R69587 
Diagnosis 
CommentThe original “diagnosis” (no description) mentioned only the possession of enlarged paravertebral scales, a feature present in all members of the genus, hence Shea & Sadlier 1999 questioned the validity of the original description. 
References
  • Sadlier, Ross A., Greta J. Frankham, Cecilie A. Beatson, Mark D. B. Eldridge, and Jodi J. L. Rowley. 2019. Genetic evidence in support of the recognition of the Kaputar Rock Skink, one of New South Wales’ most range-restricted vertebrate species. Records of the Australian Museum 71(5): 183–197 - get paper here
  • Shea, Glenn M; Sadlier, Ross A 1999. A catalogue of the non-fossil amphibian and reptile type specimens in the collection of the Australian Museum: types currently, previously and purportedly present. TECHNICAL REPORTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM 15, 1999: 1-91
  • Wells, R. W. and Wellington, C. R. 1985. A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, Supplementary Series (1): 1-61 [sometimes cited as 1983] - get paper here
 
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