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Proablepharus tenuis (BROOM, 1896)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Northern Soil-crevice Skink 
SynonymAblepharus tenuis BROOM 1896:342
Ablepharus broomensis LÖNNBERG & ANDERSON 1913: 11
Ablepharis davisi COPLAND 1952: 121
Ablepharus broomensis — COPLAND 1952: 125
Proablepharus tenuis — FUHN 1969
Proablepharus davisi — GREER 1974: 18
Proablepharus tenuis — GREER 1974: 18 (inc. sed.)
Proablepharus broomensis — GREER 1974: 18 (inc. sed.)
Proablepharus tenuis — COGGER 1983: 182
Proablepharus tenuis — COGGER 2000: 559
Proablepharus tenuis — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Proablepharus tenuis — COUPER et al. 2018 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia)

broomensis: NW Australia; Type locality: Broome, N of W Australia.

Type locality: Muldiva, Qld.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH
Syntypes: NRM (NHRM) 3098, NHRM 3101, from Broome, W. A. [Ablepharis broomensis]
Holotype: AM R18684, from Harding Ranges, 8 mi W to 8 mi NW from Munja Station, Walcott Inlet, NW Australia, N. T. [Ablepharis davisi] 
CommentSynonymy after Storr 1975, COGGER 1983. 
  • Broom, R. 1896. On two new species of Ablepharus from north Queensland. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 18: 342-343 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Copland, S. J. 1952. Taxonomic notes on the genus Ablepharus (Sauria: Scincidae). Ill. A new species from north-west Australia. Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 77: 121-125 - get paper here
  • Copland, Stephen J. 1952. "Taxonomic notes on the genus Ablepharus (Sauria: Scincidae). III. A new species from North-west Australia" and "A mainland race of the scincid lizard Lygosoma trunkcatum (Peters)". Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 77 (3/4): 121-131, 2 plates - get paper here
  • 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
  • Couper, Patrick J.; Conrad J. Hoskin, Sally Potter, Jason G. Braggand Craig Moritz. 2018. A New Genus to Accommodate Three Skinks Currently Assigned to Proablepharus (Lacertilia: Scincidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 60; 227-231. - get paper here
  • Fuhn, I. E. 1969. Revision and redefinition of the genus Ablepharus Lichtenstein 1823 (Reptilia, Scincidae). Revue Roum. Biol. -Zool. 14: 23-41.
  • Greer A E 1981. A new species of Morethia (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from northern Australia, with comments on the biology and relationships of the genus. Rec. Austral. Mus. 33 (2): 89-122 [1980] - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E.; Fisher, A. & Horner, P. 2004. A new species of Proablepharus (Squamata: Scincidae) from the Northern Territory of Australia. The Beagle (Rec NT Mus. Arts Sci.) 20: 199-205
  • Lönnberg, E., and L. G. Andersson. 1913. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. III. Reptiles. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps Akademiens Handlingar, Stockholm, 52: 1-17 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1975. The genus Proablepharus (Scincidae: Lacertilia) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 3: 335-338 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M.; L. A. Smith, and R. E. Johnstone 1999. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Western Australian Museum
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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