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Pseudemoia pagenstecheri (LINDHOLM, 1901)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Southern Grass Tussock Skink, Southern Tussock Grass Skink 
SynonymLygosoma (Liolepisma) pagenstecheri LINDHOLM 1901
Leiolopisma entrecasteauxii — COGGER 1983: 168
Eulepis entrecasteauxii —WELLS & WELLINGTON 1983: 94
Claireascincus jenkinsi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 25
Claireascincus schumacki WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 25
Claireascincus wardi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 26
Pseudemoia pagenstecheri — HUTCHINSON & DONNELLAN 1992
Pseudemoia pagenstecheri — COGGER 2000: 765
Claireascincus pagenstecheri — GREER 2005 (online)
Pseudemoia pagenstecheri — KÖHLER & GÜSTEN 2007 
DistributionAustralia (higher mountain ranges of NE Victoria; according to map in Cogger 1994 also in E New South Wales and on Tasmania)

Type locality: probably South Australia  
Reproductionovovivparous<br /><br />Hybridization: Pseudemoia cryodroma, P. entrecasteauxii and P. pagenstecheri hybridise (Haines et al. 2016). 
TypesNeotype: NMV D50902, an adult male, 9-6 km ESE of Rockbank (37°44'S, 144°39'E), Victoria, collected on 8 July 1977, by M. Hutchinson and G. Brow, designated by Hutchinson & Donnellan 1992. Holotype originally in WNS = MWNH, lost when forwarded to platemaker in Frankfurt (Rawlinson, cited by Cogger 1983), from '?Süd-Australien". 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: HUTCHINSON & DONNELLAN 1992: 240
CommentSynonymy: mostly after HUTCHINSON & DONNELLAN 1992.

Distribution: map in HUTCHINSON & DONNELLAN 1992. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Heinrich Alexander Pagenstecher (1825-1889), a physician, zoologist, and comparative anatomist. He taught at the Universitat Heidelberg (1856), before becoming Professor of Zoology there (1865). 
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  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
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  • 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
  • Köhler, J. & Güsten, R. 2007. Herpetological type specimens in the natural history collections of the museums in Darmstadt and Wiesbaden, Germany. Spixiana 30 (2): 275-288 - get paper here
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