Lygisaurus rimula (INGRAM & COVACEVICH, 1980)
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Crevice Rainbow-skink|
|Synonym||Carlia rimula INGRAM & COVACEVICH in BAILEY & STEVENS 1980|
Carlia rimula — COGGER 1983: 140
Carlia rimula — INGRAM & COVACEVICH 1989
Carlia rimula — COGGER 2000: 396
Carlia rimula — DOLMAN & HUGALL 2008
Lygisaurus rimula — BRAGG et al. 2018
Type locality: second Claudie River crossing, Iron Range road, via Coen, in 12° 44’ S, 143'13’ E, NE Qld.
|Types||Holotype: QM J24603; paratypes: QM, AMS|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A small, short-legged, rock-dwelling Carlia distinguished from all members of this genus except C. scirtetis and C. coensis, in having smoothly curved posterior edges to the mid-dorsal scales, weakly quadricarinate (occasionally with five carinations) dorsal scales; carinations composed of 2-5 small points. For features which distinguish C. rimula from C. scirtetis see diagnosis for the latter species. C. rimula may be distinguished from C. coensis by mid-body scale count (26-30 vs 36-45), colour and pattern (dark brown with gold/silver dorsolateral lines and a midlateralline vs almost black with striking, irregular and broken, gold, dorsolateral, vertebral and midlaterallines), in having short limbs, and in being dorsoventrally depressed (from Ingram & Covacevich 1980: 46).|
|Comment||Carlia rimula is nested within Lygisaurus, with L. parrhasius as sister species, in a comprehensive genetic analysis of 1384 exon sequences (Bragg et al. 2018)|
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