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Saproscincus oriarus SADLIER, 1998

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: a shadeskink 
SynonymSaproscincus oriarus SADLIER 1998
Saproscincus oriarius — COGGER 2000: 767
Saproscincus oriarus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (north coast of New South Wales)

Type locality: Byron Bay, Byron Bay Holiday Villages, 3.5km N town centre (Site 11), NSW  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R146851 
  • 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
  • Hines, Harry B; Meyer, Edward A; Hetherington, Scott 2015. First queensland records of the heath shadeskink ('Saproscincus oriarus'). Queensland Naturalist 53 (1/2/3): 37-45 - get paper here
  • Sadlier, R.A. 1998. Saproscincus oriarus, a new scincid lizard (Lacertila: Scincidae) from the north coast of New South Wales. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42: 579–583
  • 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
  • Swan, G.; Sadlier, R.; Shea, G. 2017. A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales. Reed New Holland, 328 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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