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Techmarscincus jigurru (COVACEVICH, 1984)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Bartle Frere Cool-skink 
SynonymLeiolopisma jigurru COVACEVICH 1984
Techmarscincus jigurru — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Bartleia jigurru — HUTCHINSON et al. 1990
Bartleia jigurru — COGGER 2000: 563
Techmarscincus [sic] jigurru — GREER 2005 (online)
Techmarscincus jigurru — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 344 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland, Cape York Peninsula), elevation 1524 m.

Type locality: near summit of South Peak of Mt Bartle Frere, Qld  
TypesHolotype: QM J40040, collected J. Covacevich, R. McKay & D. Marshall, 7-8.xi.1981. Paratype: AMS (AM) R95553 
CommentType species: Leiolopisma jigurru COVACEVICH 1984 is the type species of the genus Techmarscincus WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 39. Leiolopisma jigurru Covacevich 1984 has also been designated type species for the new genus Bartleia HUTCHINSON et al. 1990.

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyEtymology (genus): Named after the summit of Mt. Bartle Frere in NE Queensland. 
  • 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
  • Covacevich J 1984. A biogeographically significant new species of Leiolopisma (Scincidae) from north eastern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 21 (2): 401-411
  • Hutchinson M N; Donnellan S C; Baverstock P R; Krieg M; Simms S; Burgin S 1990. Immunological relationships and generic revision of the Australian lizards assigned to the genus Leiolopisma (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Australian Journal of Zoology 38 (5): 535-554 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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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