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Pseudemoia cryodroma HUTCHINSON & DONNELLAN, 1992

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Alpine Bog Skink 
SynonymPseudemoia cryodroma HUTCHINSON & DONNELLAN 1992: 245
Leiolopisma entrecasteauxii Group 2 — DONNELLAN and HUTCHINSON 1990: 151
Pseudemoia cryodroma — COGGER 2000: 765
Claireascincus cryodroma — GREER 2005 (online)
Pseudemoia cryodroma — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Victoria)

Type locality: Mt Baw Alpine Village, circa 1550 m elevation (37°50'S; 146°17'E)  
Reproductionovovivparous;<br /><br />Hybridization: Pseudemoia cryodroma, P. entrecasteauxii and P. pagenstecheri hybridise (Haines et al. 2016). 
TypesHolotype: NMV D62139 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: HUTCHINSON & DONNELLAN 1992 
EtymologyNoun in apposition from the Greek kruos, frost, and dromas, a runner, alluding to the cold climate of the species' habitat. 
  • 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
  • Haines, M L; J Melville, J Sumner, N Clemann, D G Chapple and D Stuart-Fox 2016. Geographic variation in hybridisation and ecological differentiation between three syntopic, morphologically similar species of montane lizards. Molecular Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/mec.13652 - get paper here
  • Hutchinson M N. DONNELLAN S C. 1992. Taxonomy and genetic variation in the Australian lizards of the genus Pseudemoia (Scincidae Lygosominae). Journal of Natural History 26 (1): 215-264. - 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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