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Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Tussock Cool-skink, Tussock Skink, Entrecasteaux's Skink 
SynonymScincus undecimstriatus KUHL 1820: 129 (part.)
Tiliqua entrecasteaux GRAY 1838: 292 (nomen nudum)
Lygosoma entrecasteauxii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 717
Gongylus (Lygosoma) entrecasteauxii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839
Mocoa pseudocarinata O'SHAUGHNESSY 1874: 300 (part.)
Mocoa pseudotropis GÜNTHER 1875 (nom. substit. pro Mocoa pseudocarinata)
Lygosoma (Liolepisma) entrecasteauxii — BOULENGER 1887: 276 (part.)
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) entrecasteauxii — SMITH 1937: 224 (part.)
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) taeniolatum undecimstriatum — GLAUERT 1960
Lygosoma entrecasteauxi — BRATTSTROM 1971
Leiolopisma entrecasteauxi — GREER 1974: 16
Leiolopisma entrecasteauxii — COGGER 1983: 168
Eulepis entrecasteauxii — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1983: 94 (part)
Eulepis pseudotropis — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1983: 94
Claireascincus entrecasteauxii — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 25
Claireascincus triumviratus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 25
Leiolopisma entrecasteauxii — HENLE & OSBORNE 1986
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii — HUTCHINSON et al. 1990
Niveoscincus entrecasteauxii — BAUER et al. 1995: 64
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii — COGGER 2000: 562
Claireascincus entrecasteauxii — GREER 2005 (online)
Pseudomoia eurecateuixii [sic] — ULLER & OLSSON 2008
Claireascincus entrecasteauxii — EZAZ et al. 2009 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria)

Type locality: Nouvelle Hollande  
Reproductionovovivparous. There is evidence for maternal-fetal transfer of nutrients in this species (Blackburn 1994).<br /><br />Hybridization: Pseudemoia cryodroma, P. entrecasteauxii and P. pagenstecheri hybridise (Haines et al. 2016). 
TypesLectotype: MNHN-RA 2473A, and paralectotype: MNHN-RA 2473 (designated by Hutchinson & Donnellan 1992).
Syntype: RMNH 2479 (Kangaroo Is.); whereabouts of remaining syntypes unknown, from Kangaroo Is., S. A. (original description cites Australia), see also Ctenotus taeniolatus (White, 1790) [Scincus undecimstriatus].
Lectotype: BMNH 1946.8.16.21, from Tas., designated by Rawlinson (in prep. fide COGGER 1983). Paralectotype: BMNH 1946.8.16.22 see under Leiolopisma metallicum [Mocoa pseudocarinata].
Syntypes: ZMB 9508 (2 specimens), from Adelaide, S. A. [Lygosoma (Mocoa) guttulatum] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: HUTCHINSON & DONNELLAN 1992 
CommentSynonymy: mostly after HUTCHINSON & DONNELLAN 1992. 
EtymologyNamed after Admiral Antoine Raymond Joseph de Bruni d'Entrecasteaux (1739-1793) of the French navy. He was also Governor of the French colony of Mauritius. He sailed (1791) around Australia and Tasmania (1792-1793) but died of scurvy. 
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