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Lygisaurus rococo INGRAM & COVACEVICH, 1988

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Chillagoe Litter-skink 
SynonymLygisaurus rococo INGRAM & COVACEVICH 1988
Lygisaurus rococo — COGGER 2000: 540
Carlia rococo — STUART -FOX et al. 2002
Lygisaurus rococo — DOLMAN & HUGALL 2008 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: 3.2 km SE Chillagoe P.O. (by rd), Qld.  
TypesHolotype: QM J46014 (formerly AMS R112119) (A.Greer & P. Greer, PARATYPES R112114–18 3.2km SE Chillagoe P.O. (by rd), Qld (A. Greer & P. Greer,; R112120–21 14.9 km E Chillagoe P.O. (by rd), Qld (A. Greer & P. Greer, 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: L. rococo is a large, robust (maximum SV length 39 mm) Lygisaurus with a moveabh lower eyelid with a large disc (like L. aeratus, with which il can be confused). See detailed diagnosis of L. aeratus for characters which readily separate these two species (Ingram and Covacevich, 1988: 342). 
  • 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
  • Dolman, Gaynor & Andrew F. Hugall 2008. Combined mitochondrial and nuclear data enhance resolution of a rapid radiation of Australian rainbow skinks (Scincidae: Carlia). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49 (3): 782-794 - get paper here
  • Ingram G; Covacevich J 1988. Revision of the genus Lygisaurus de Vis (Scincidae: Reptilia) in Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 25 (2): 335-354
  • Shea, Glenn M; Sadlier, Ross A 1999. A catalogue of the non-fossil amphibian and reptile type specimens in the collection of the Australian Museum: types currently, previously and purportedly present. TECHNICAL REPORTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM 15, 1999: 1-91 - get paper here
  • Stuart-Fox, Devi M., Andrew F. Hugall, and Craig Moritz 2002. A molecular phylogeny of rainbow skinks (Scincidae: Carlia): taxonomic and biogeographic implications. Australian Journal of Zoology 50: 39–51 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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