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Glaphyromorphus fuscicaudis (GREER, 1979)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Brown-tailed Bar-lipped Skink, Grey-tailed Skink 
SynonymSphenomorphus fuscicaudis GREER 1979
Glaphyromorphus fuscicaudis — COGGER 2000: 494
Glaphyromorphus fuscicaudis — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (NE Queensland)

Type locality: Mt. Finnigan (3, 700 ft), Mt. Finnigan National Park, NE Qld.  
TypesHolotype: QM J25218 
CommentLimb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Skinner 2010) 
EtymologyNamed after its dusky, brown tail (Latin “fuscus” = dark, blackish, and Latin “cauda” = tail). 
  • 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
  • Greer A E 1979. A new Sphenomorphus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from the rainforests of northereastern Queensland. Rec. Austral. Mus. 32: 373-382 - get paper here
  • HOSKIN, CONRAD J. & PATRICK J. COUPER 2014. Two new skinks (Scincidae: Glaphyromorphus) from rainforest habitats in north-eastern Australia. Zootaxa 3869 (1): 001–016 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Torr, Geordie A. 1991. Arboreality in the skink Sphenomorphus fuscicaudis? Herpetofauna (Sydney) 21 (2): 32
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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