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Silvascincus tryoni (LONGMAN, 1918)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Border Ranges Blue-spectacled, Forest Skink 
SynonymLygosoma (Hinulia) tryoni LONGMAN 1918: 38
Sphenomorphus tryoni — BUSTARD 1964
Eulamprus tryoni — SADLIER 1998
Eulamprus tryoni — COGGER 2000: 757
Karma tryoni — WELLS 2009
Eulamprus tryoni — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Silvascincus tryoni — SKINNER et al. 2013
Concinnia tryoni — COGGER 2014: 457
Karma tryoni — COGGER 2014: 978 (addendum)
Karma tryoni — SWAN et al 2017
Karma tryoni — SHEA 2019 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Queensland)

Type locality: Macpherson Ranges, 3000 ft, S Qld.  
TypesHolotype: QM J3023
Holotype: NFIRM 3212, from Mt. Tambourine, Qld. [Lygosoma tamburinense]
Holotype: AM R6485, from Richmond River, N. S. W. [L. tenuis intermedius] 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983, who lists this species as synonym of Sphenomorphus murrayi.

Not listed by COGGER 2014.

Limb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014) 
EtymologyNamed after Henry Tryon (1856-1943), an English scientist. He abandoned medicine in favor of natural science, particularly botany and entomology. He later became an Honorary Assistant at the Queensland Museum and then was officially employed there (1883-1893), becoming Assistant Curator (1885). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bustard, H. R. 1964. Reproduction in the Australian rain forest skinks, Siaphos equalis and Sphenomorphus tryoni. Copeia 1964 (4): 715-716 - 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
  • Longman, H. A. 1918. Notes on some Queensland and Papuan reptiles. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 6: 37-44 - get paper here
  • Sadlier,R.A. 1998. Recognition of Eulamprus tryoni (Longman), a scincid lizard endemic to the McPherson Ranges of eastern Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42 (2): 573-578 - get paper here
  • Shea, G.M. 2019. Current status of the genera Karma and Magmellia Wells, 2009 (Scincidae: Lygosominae: Sphenomorphini) with a morphological character to distinguish the two genera. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 61: 187–191 - get paper here
  • Singhal, Sonal; Huateng Huang, Maggie R. Grundler, María R. Marchán-Rivadeneira, Iris Holmes, Pascal O. Title, Stephen C. Donnellan, and Daniel L. Rabosky 2018. Does Population Structure Predict the Rate of Speciation? A Comparative Test across Australia’s Most Diverse Vertebrate Radiation. The American Naturalist - get paper here
  • Skinner, Adam; Mark N. Hutchinson, Michael S.Y. Lee 2013. Phylogeny and Divergence Times of Australian Sphenomorphus Group Skinks (Scincidae, Squamata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (3): 906–918 - get paper here
  • Swan, G.; Sadlier, R.; Shea, G. 2017. A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales. Reed New Holland, 328 pp.
  • Wells, R.W. 2009. Some taxonomic and nomenclatural considerations on the class Reptilia in Australia. A review of the genera Eulamprus and Glaphyromorphus (Scincidae), including the description of new genera and species. Australian Biodiversity Record (3): 1–96.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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