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Liburnascincus artemis HOSKIN & COUPER, 2015

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiburnascincus artemis HOSKIN & COUPER 2015 
DistributionAustralia (NE Queensland)

Type locality: Bamboo Range (14°47'35" S, 143°24'03" E; elevation 200 m; datum WGS 84), Cape York Peninsula, northeast Queensland  
TypesHolotype: QM J93471, C. J. Hoskin & A. Zimny, 31 August 2013. Paratypes: QM J93472, QM J93473, QM J93474, collection details as for holotype; QM J76266, Artemis Station (14°58' S, 143°34' E). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Liburnascincus artemis sp. nov. is a long-legged, moderate sized skink (SVL 41–58 mm) that is diagnosed from its congeners by the following combination of characters: forelimb length 38–39% SVL; hindlimb length 52–54% SVL; 34–36 midbody scale rows; 52– 53 paravertebral scales; 20–23 lamellae beneath Finger III; 27–30 lamellae beneath Toe IV (Table 1). 
CommentDistribution: see map in HOSKIN & COUPER 2015 (Fig. 1). 
EtymologyNamed in reference to Artemis Station, the cattle property on which the type series was collected. 
  • HOSKIN, CONRAD J. & PATRICK J. COUPER 2015. A new skink (Scincidae: Liburnascincus) from rocky habitat on Cape York, northeast Australia. Zootaxa 3994 (2): 222–234 - get paper here
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