Lissolepis coventryi (STORR, 1978)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lissolepis coventryi?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Egerniinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Eastern Mourning Skink, Swamp Skink|
|Synonym||Egernia coventryi STORR 1978: 175|
Egernia coventryi — COGGER 2000: 457
Egernia coventryi — COUPER et al. 2006: 380
Lissolepis coventryi — GARDNER 2008
Lissolepis coventryi — HUMPHREY et al. 2017
|Distribution||Australia (New South Wales?, South Australia, Victoria)|
Type locality: Shipwreck Creek, approx. 20 km SW of Mallacoota, in 37° 37’ S, 149° 39’ E, Vic.
|Types||Holotype: NMV D18284|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A small member of the E. luctuosa group, distinguishable from E. luctuosa by its striped rather than spotted back and long postnarial groove; it is also smaller, with relatively shorter appendages, smaller ear aperture, nasals and prefrontals, and fewer midbody scale rows, subdigitallamellae, supraciliaries and upper labials (Storr 1978: 175).|
|Etymology||Named after Albert John Coventry (b. 1936) who worked for 47 years at Museum Victoria as a herpetologist and is now Emeritus Curator of Herpetology.|