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Taxonomy of the genus Acritoscincus Biodiversity of the family Scincidae

Bibliography of the genus
Acritoscincus (Cool-Skinks)

(Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae)

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Acritoscincus in general

Dubey, S.; Shine, R. 2010. Evolutionary diversification of the lizard genus Bassiana (Scincidae) across southern Australia. PLoS ONE 5(9): e12982, 1-8.

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.

Patterson, G.B.; Daugherty, C.H. 1995. Reinstatement of the genus Oligosoma (Reptilia: Lacertilia: Scincidae). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 25(3): 327-331.

Acritoscincus duperreyi

Amiel, J.J.; Lindstroem, T.; Shine, R. 2014. Egg incubation effects generate positive correlations between size, speed and learning ability in young lizards. Animal Cognition 17(2): 337-347.

Amiel, J.J.; Shine, R. 2012. Hotter nests produce smarter young lizards. Biology Letters 8(3): 372-374.

Booth, D.T.; Thompson, M.B.; Herring, S. 2000. How incubation temperature influences the physiology and growth of embryonic lizards. Journal of Comparative Physiology B Biochemical Systemic and Environmental Physiology 170(4): 269-276.

Clark, B.F.; Amiel, J.J.; Shine, R.; Noble, D.W.A.; Whiting, M.J. 2014. Colour discrimination and associative learning in hatchling lizards incubated at 'hot' and 'cold' temperatures. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68(2): 239-247.

Du, W.G.; Elphick, M.J.; Shine, R. 2010. Thermal regimes during incubation do not affect mean selected temperatures of hatchling lizards (Bassiana duperreyi, Scincidae). Journal of Thermal Biology 35(1): 47-51.

Du, W.G.; Radder, R.S.; Sun, B.; Shine, R. 2009. Determinants of incubation period: do reptilian embryos hatch after a fixed total number of heart beats? Journal of Experimental Biology 212(9): 1302-1306.

Du, W.G.; Shine, R. 2010. Why do the eggs of lizards (Bassiana duperreyi: Scincidae) hatch sooner if incubated at fluctuating rather than constant temperatures? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 101(3): 642-650.

Elphick, M.J.; Shine, R. 1998. Longterm effects of incubation temperatures on the morphology and locomotor performance of hatchling lizards (Bassiana duperreyi, Scincidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 63(3): 429-447.

Elphick, M.J.; Shine, R. 1999. Sex differences in optimal incubation temperatures in a scincid lizard species. Oecologia (Berlin) 118(4): 431-437.

Flatt, T.; Shine, R.; Borges Landaez, P.A.; Downes, S.J. 2001. Phenotypic variation in an oviparous montane lizard (Bassiana duperreyi): The effects of thermal and hydric incubation environments. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 74(3): 339-350.

Gray, J.E. 1838. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (London) 2: 287-293.

Norman, R.J. 1998. Reptiles and birds in the diets of the eastern barred bandicoot Perameles gunnii and the northern brown bandicoot Isoodon macrourus. Victorian Naturalist 115(1): 18-20.

Radder, R.S.; Elphick, M.J.; Warner, D.A.; Pike, D.A.; Shine, R. 2008. Reproductive modes in lizards: measuring fitness consequences of the duration of uterine retention of eggs. Functional Ecology 22(2): 332-339.

Radder, R.S.; Pike, D.A.; Quinn, A.E.; Shine, R. 2009. Offspring sex in a lizard depends on egg size. Current Biology 19(13): 1102-1105.

Radder, R.S.; Quinn, A.E.; Georges, A.; Sarre, S.D.; Shine, R. 2008. Genetic evidence for co-occurrence of chromosomal and thermal sex-determining systems in a lizard. Biology Letters 4(2): 176-178.

Radder, R.S.; Shine, R. 2006. Thermally induced torpor in fullterm lizard embryos synchronizes hatching with ambient conditions. Biology Letters 2(3): 415-416.

Radder, R.S.; Shine, R. 2007. Sex-based hatching asynchrony in an oviparous lizard (Bassiana duperreyi, Scincidae). Austral Ecology 32(5): 502-508.

Radder, R.S.; Shine, R. 2007. Why do female lizards lay their eggs in communal nests? Journal of Animal Ecology 76(5): 881-887.

Shine, R. 1995. A new hypothesis for the evolution of viviparity in reptiles. American Naturalist 145(5): 809-823.

Shine, R. 1999. Egg-laying reptiles in cold climates: determinants and consequences of nest temperatures in montane lizards. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 12(5): 918-926.

Shine, R. 2002. An empirical test of the 'predictability' hypothesis for the evolution of viviparity in reptiles. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 15(4): 553-560.

Shine, R. 2002. Eggs in autumn: responses to declining incubation temperatures by the eggs of montane lizards. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 76(1): 71-77.

Shine, R. 2002. Reconstructing an adaptionist scenario: what selective forces favor the evolution of viviparity in montane reptiles? American Naturalist 160(5): 582-593.

Shine, R. 2004. Does viviparity evolve in cold climate reptiles because pregnant females maintain stable (not high) body temperatures? Evolution 58(8): 1809-1818.

Shine, R. 2004. Incubation regimes of cold-climate reptiles: the thermal consequences of nest-site choice, viviparity and maternal basking. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 83(2): 145-155.

Shine, R. 2004. Seasonal shifts in nest temperature can modify the phenotypes of hatchling lizards, regardless of overall mean incubation temperature. Functional Ecology 18(1): 43-49.

Shine, R. 2006. Is increased maternal basking an adaptation or a pre-adaptation to viviparity in lizards? Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A Comparative Experimental Biology 305(6): 524-535.

Shine, R. 2007. Germinal bed condition in a polyautochronic single-clutched lizard, Bassiana duperreyi (Scincidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 28(1): 159-162.

Shine, R.; Barrott, E.G.; Elphick, M.J. 2002. Some like it hot: effects of forest clearing on nest temperatures of montane reptiles. Ecology (Washington, D.C.) 83(10): 2808-2815.

Shine, R.; Brown, G.P.; Elphick, M.J. 2016. Effects of intense wildfires on the nesting ecology of oviparous montane lizards. Austral Ecology 41(7): 756-767.

Shine, R.; Elphick, M.J. 2001. The effect of short-term weather fluctuations on temperatures inside lizard nests, and on the phenotypic traits of hatchling lizards. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 72(4): 555-565.

Shine, R.; Elphick, M.J.; Barrott, E.G. 2003. Sunny side up: Lethally high, not low, nest temperatures may prevent oviparous reptiles from reproducing at high elevations. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 78(3): 325-334.

Shine, R.; Elphick, M.J.; Donnellan, S. 2002. Co-occurrence of multiple, supposedly incompatible modes of sex determination in a lizard population. Ecology Letters 5(4): 486-489.

Shine, R.; Elphick, M.J.; Harlow, P.S. 1997. The influence of natural incubation environments on the phenotypic traits of hatchling lizards. Ecology (Washington, D.C.) 78(8): 2559-2568.

Shine, R.; Harlow, P.S. 1996. Maternal manipulation of offspring phenotypes via nest-site selection in an oviparous lizard. Ecology (Washington, D.C.) 77(6): 1808-1817.

Shine, R.; Olsson, M.M. 2003. When to be born? Prolonged pregnancy or incubation enhances locomotor performance in neonatal lizards (Scincidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16(5): 823-832.

Shine, R.; Thomas, J. 2005. Do lizards and snakes really differ in their ability to take large prey? A study of relative prey mass and feeding tactics in lizards. Oecologia (Berlin) 144(3): 492-498.

Shine, R.; Warner, D.A.; Radder, R.S. 2007. Windows of embryonic sexual lability in two lizard species with environmental sex determination. Ecology (Washington, D.C.) 88(7): 1781-1788.

Telemeco, R.S.; Baird, T.A.; Shine, R. 2011. Tail waving in a lizard (Bassiana duperreyi) functions to deflect attacks rather than as a pursuit-deterrent signal. Animal Behaviour 82(2): 369-375.

Telemeco, R.S.; Elphick, M.J.; Shine, R. 2009. Nesting lizards (Bassiana duperreyi) compensate partly, but not completely, for climate change. Ecology (Washington, D.C.) 90(1): 17-22.

Telemeco, R.S.; Radder, R.S.; Baird, T.A.; Shine, R. 2010. Thermal effects on reptile reproduction: adaptation and phenotypic plasticity in a montane lizard. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 100(3): 642-655.

Acritoscincus platynotum

Doody, J.S. 2006. Communal nesting in the red-throated skink, Bassiana platynota. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 36(1): 23-24.

Doody, J.S.; Schembri, B. 2014. Natural history notes: Acritoscincus platynota (Red-throated Skink). Environmentally cued hatching. Herpetological Review 45(4): 693.

Acritoscincus trilineatus

Bancroft, W.J. 2003. An observation of Acritoscincus trilineatum in a wedge-tailed shearwater colony on Rottnest Island. Western Australian Naturalist 24(2): 147-148.

Green, R.H. 1984. The Vegetation, Fauna and Archaeology of Ordnance Point, North-Western Tasmania. Records of the Queen Victoria Museum 84: 1-67.

Hutchinson, M.N. 1990. Leiolopisma trilineatum (Gray, 1838), an addition to the herpetofauna of South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 114(1-2): 99-101.

Maryan, B. 1989. Combat behaviour in the skink Leiolopisma trilineatum. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 19(1): 32.

Morley, T.P. 1985. Some observations on reproduction in the three lined skink Leiolopisma trilineata. Victorian Naturalist 102(2): 63-64.

Rounsevell, D.E. 1978. Communal egg-laying in the three-lined skink Leilopisma trilineata. Tasmanian Naturalist 52: 1-2.

Souf, W.H.D. le 1907. Wildlife in Australia. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne.

Tanner, V.M. 1952. Pacific islands herpetology. 6. Tahiti and Marquesas Islands, New Guinea and Australia. Great Basin Naturalist 12: 1-12.

Templeton, M.T. 1972. Reptiles of King Island. Tasmanian Naturalist 31: 1-2.