Lampropholis caligula INGRAM & RAWLINSON, 1981
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lampropholis caligula?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Montane Sunskink|
|Synonym||Lampropholis caligula INGRAM & RAWLINSON 1981|
Lampropholis caligula — COGGER 2000: 507
Adrasteia caligula — WELLS 2002
Lampropholis caligula — COUPER et al. 2006: 381
Adrasteiascincus caligula — WELLS 2010
|Distribution||Australia (New South Wales)|
Type locality: Pol Blue, Barrington Tops, in 31° 59’ S, 151° 30’ E, mid-E N. S. W.
|Types||Holotype: AMS (AM) R13313|
|Etymology||Apparently named after Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (A.D. 12-41), more commonly known as Caligula, the third Julio-Claudian Roman Emperor. He was known for his extreme extravagance, eccentricity, depravity, cruelty, and despotism. His own guards killed him (Beolens et al. 2011: 46).|