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Taxonomy of the family Scincidae
Bibliography of the genus Liopholis
Biodiversity of the family Scincidae








Genus
Liopholis

Australian Desert and Rock Skinks

Australische Wüsten- und Felsskinke

Australske Ørken- og Klippeskinker

1984 Liopholis Wells & Wellington (type species: # #)
1984 Flamoscincus Wells & Wellington (type species: Egernia kintorei Stirling & Zietz 1893; syn. Cogger 1996)
Contents: 11 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of Egernia (e.g., Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983 [by implication]). Revalidated by Gardner, Hugall, Donnellan, Hutchinson & Foster (2008).
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Tasmania [incl. Bass Strait Islands], Victoria, Western Australia).

Liopholis guthega

Snowy Mountains Rock Skink, Guthega Skink, Alpine Egernia

Guthega-Skink

Guthega-skink

2002 Egernia guthega Donnellan, Hutchinson, Dempsey & Osborne
Liopholis guthega Gardner, Hugall, Donnellan, Hutchinson & Foster 2008

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Victoria).


Liopholis inornata

Unadorned Desert Skink, (Rosén's Skink)

Schmuckloser Wüstenskink

Prydløs Ørkenskink

1905 Egernia inornata Rosen
Flamoscincus inornatus Wells & Wellington 1984
Liopholis inornata Gardner, Hugall, Donnellan, Hutchinson & Foster 2008
1985 Flamoscincus webberi Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).


Liopholis inornata
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Liopholis kintorei

Greater Desert Skink, Great Desert Skink, Tjakura, (Kintore's Egernia)

Großer Wüstenskink

Stor Ørkenskink

1893 Egernia kintorei Stirling & Zietz
Flamoscincus kintorei Wells & Wellington 1984
Liopholis kintorei Gardner, Hugall, Donnellan, Hutchinson & Foster 2008
1896 Egernia dahlii Boulenger (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia).


Liopholis margaretae

Centralian Rock Skink, Centralian Ranges Rock Skink, Masked Rock Skink, Flinders Ranges Rock Skink

Zentralaustralischer Felsskink

Centralaustralsk Klippeskink

1968 Egernia margaretae Storr
Liopholis margaretae Wells & Wellington 1985
1968 Egernia margaretae personata Storr
Liopholis personata Wells & Wellington 1985

Remarks: Chapple & Keogh (2004) suggested that the New South Wales population actually represents whitii. They also suggested that margaretae and personata represent separate species, although they did not formally separate the two forms.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia).


Liopholis margaretae
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Liopholis modesta

Eastern Ranges Rock Skink, Modest Skink

Ostaustralischer Felsskink

Østaustralsk Klippeskink

1968 Egernia whitei modesta Storr
Egernia modesta Cogger 1975
Liopholis modesta Wells & Wellington 1985

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).


Liopholis montana

Tan-backed Rock Skink, Montane Rock Skink

Braunrückiger Felsskink

Brunrygget Klippeskink

2002 Egernia montana Donnellan, Hutchinson, Dempsey & Osborne
Liopholis montana Gardner, Hugall, Donnellan, Hutchinson & Foster 2008

Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria).


Liopholis multiscutata

Southern Sand Skink, Heath Skink

Australischer Heideskink

Australsk Hedeskink

1949 Egernia whitii multiscutata Mitchell & Behrndt
Egernia multiscutata Worrell 1963
Liopholis multiscutata Wells & Wellington 1984
1960 Egernia bos Storr (Chapple, Keogh & Hutchinson 2004)
Liopholis bos Wells & Wellington 1984
1985 Liopholis bradshawi Wells & Wellington (tentative synonymy)
1985 Liopholis messeli Wells & Wellington (tentative synonymy)
1985 Liopholis robertsoni Wells & Wellington (tentative synonymy)

Other common names:
bos: Bull Skink, Bull-headed Skink
Distribution: Australia (South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Victoria, Western Australia).


Liopholis pulchra

Spectacled Rock Skink, Southwestern Rock Skink

Südwestlicher Felsskink

Sydvestlig Klippeskink

1910 Egernia pulchra Werner
Liopholis pulchra Wells & Wellington 1985
1839 Tropidolopisma dumerilii Duméril & Bibron [part] (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1963 Egernia pulchra longicauda Ford
Liopholis longicaudus Wells & Wellington 1985

Other common names:
longicauda: Jurien Bay Rock Skink, Island Spectacled Rock Skink
pulchra: Southwestern Spectacled Rock Skink
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Liopholis pulchra
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Liopholis slateri

Centralian Floodplains Rock Skink, Black-lined Desert Skink, (Slater's Desert Skink)

Schwarzstreifiger Wüstenskink

Sortstribet Ørkenskink

1968 Egernia slateri slateri Storr
Flamoscincus slateri Wells & Wellington 1984
Liopholis slateri Gardner, Hugall, Donnellan, Hutchinson & Foster 2008
1968 Egernia slateri virgata Storr
Flamoscincus virgata Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Although a population from the Bungle Bungle Range (Western Australia) have been assigned to slateri (Storr, Smith & Johnstone 1999), Aplin & Smith (2001) did not include this species in their checklist for the state, pending further studies.
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia).


Liopholis striata

Desert Night Skink, Night Skink, Nocturnal Desert Skink, Striated Egernia, Elliptical-eyed Skink

Australischer Nachtskink

Ørken-natskink

1919 Egernia striata Sternfeld
Flamoscincus striata Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia).


Liopholis striata
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Liopholis whitii

Southeastern Rock Skink, (White's Skink, White's Rock Skink)

Südöstlicher Felsskink

Sydøstlig Klippeskink

1804 Scincus whitii Lacepede
Hinulia whitii Gray 1845
Lygosoma whitei Peters 1863
Egernia whitii Boulenger 1887
Liopholis whitii Wells & Wellington 1984
1824 Scincus compressicauda Quoy & Gaimard (Donnellan, Hutchinson, Dempsey & Osborne 2002)
Liopholis compressicauda Wells & Wellington 1984
1838 Tiliqua leucopsis Gray (Donnellan, Hutchinson, Dempsey & Osborne 2002)
1839 Gongylus moniligera Duméril & Bibron (Donnellan, Hutchinson, Dempsey & Osborne 2002)
1941 Egernia whitei tenebrosa Condon (Donnellan, Hutchinson, Dempsey & Osborne 2002)
1985 Liopholis coplandi Wells & Wellington (Donnellan, Hutchinson, Dempsey & Osborne 2002)

Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Tasmania [incl. Bass Strait Islands], Victoria).


Liopholis whitii
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