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Taxonomy of the genus Morethia Biodiversity of the family Scincidae

Bibliography of the genus
Morethia (Australian Striped Snake-eyed Skinks)

(Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae)

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Morethia in general

Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology (Supplementary Series) 31: 1-67.

Rawlinson, P.A. 1976. The endemic Australian lizard genus Morethia (Scincidae: Lygogominae) in southern Australia. Mitteilungen Naturhist. Mus. Hamburg 37: 27-41.

Smyth, M. 1972. The genus Morethia (Lacertilia, Scincidae) in south Australia. Records of the South Australian Museum 16(12): 1-14.

Storr, G.M. 1972. The genus Morethia (Lacertilia, Scincidae) in Western Australia. Journal Proc. R. Soc. West. Aust. 55(3): 73-79.

Morethia adelaidensis

Bush, B. 1987. Cannibalism and lizard predation in skink lizards. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 17(1-2): 12-13.

Mitchell, F.J.; Behrudt, A.C. 1949. Fauna and flora of the Greenly Islands. 1. Introductory narrative and vertebrate fauna. Records of the South Australian Museum 9(2): 167-179.

Morethia boulengeri

Birks, P.R.; Olsen, A.M. 1987. Pesticide concentrations in some South Australian birds and other fauna. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 111(1-2): 67-77.

Bourke, G.; Matthews, A.; Michael, D.R. 2017. Can protective attributes of artificial refuges offset predation risk in lizards. Austral Ecology 42(4): 497-507.

Crome, B. 1981. The diet of some ground-layer lizards in three woodlands of the New England tableland of Australia. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 13(1): 4-11.

Fischer, J.; Lindenmayer, D.B.; Cowling, A. 2004. The challenge of managing species at multiple scales: Reptiles in an Australian grazing landscape. Journal of Applied Ecology 41(1): 32-44.

Foster, E.; Love, J.; Rader, R.; Reid, N.; Drielsma, M.J. 2017. Integrating a generic focal species, metapopulation capacity, and connectivity to identify opportunities to link fragmented habitat. Landscape Ecology 32(9): 1837-1847

Grimm-Seyfarth, A.; Mihoub, J.B.; Henle, K. 2017. Too hot to die? The effects of vegetation shading on past, present, and future activity budgets of two diurnal skinks from arid Australia. Ecology and Evolution 7(17): 6803-6813

Henle, K. 1987. Population ecology and life history of lizards in an arid environment. pp. 187-190. In: van Gelder, J.J.; Strijbosch, H. & Bergers, P.J.M. (eds.). Proceedings of the 4th Ordinary General Meeting of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica. Societas Europaea Herpetologica, Faculty of Sciences, Nijmegen. 473 pp.

Henle, K. 1989. Population ecology and life history of the diurnal skink Morethia boulengeri in arid Australia. Oecologia (Heidelberg) 78(4): 521-532.

Henle, K. 1993. Predation pressure, food availability, thermal environment, and precision of thermoregulation in a desert population of the skink Morethia boulengeri, with a comment on measuring thermoregulatory precision. Zoologische Jahrbücher (Abteilung für Systematik, Ökologie und Geographie der Tiere) 119(3): 405-412.

Hoehn, M.; Henle, K.; Gruber, B. 2015. The effect of toe-clipping on the survival of gecko and skink species. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 10(1): 242-254.

Michael, D.R.; Banks, S.C.; Piggott, M.P.; Cunningham, R.B.; Crane, M.; MacGregor, C.; McBurney, L.; Lindenmayer, D.B. 2014. Geographical variation in body size and sexual size dimorphism in an Australian lizard, Boulenger's Skink (Morethia boulengeri). PLoS ONE 9(10): e109830.

Michael, D.R.; Cunningham, R.B.; Lindenmayer, D.B. 2010. Microhabitat relationships among five lizard species associated with granite outcrops in fragmented agricultural landscapes of south-eastern Australia. Austral Ecology 35(2): 215-226.

Simpson, K.N.G. 1973. Amphibians, reptiles and mammals of the Murray River region between Mildura and Renmark, Australia. Mitteilungen Naturhist. Mus. Hamburg 34: 275-279.

Smyth, M. 1974. Changes in the fat stores of the skinks Morethia boulengeri and Hemiergis peronii (Lacertilia). Australian Journal of Zoology 22(2): 135-145.

Smyth, M.; Smith, M.J. 1974. Aspects of the natural history of three Australian skinks, Morethia boulengeri, Menetia greyii and Lerista bougainvillii. Journal of Herpetology 8(4): 329-335.

Morethia butleri

Morris, K.D.; Rice, G.E. 1981. Some vertebrates recorded on a visit to Queen Victoria Spring in December 1977. Western Australian Naturalist 15(1): 11-13.

Pianka, E.R. 2011. Notes on the ecology of some uncommon skinks in the Great Victoria Desert. Western Australian Naturalist 28(1): 50-60.

Storr, G.M. 1963. Ablepharus butleri, a new scincid lizard from Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 9: 46-47.

Morethia lineoocellata

Diamond, J.M. 1978. Critical areas for maintaining viable populations of species. NATO Conference Series I Ecology 3: 27-40.

Dunlop, J.N.; Klomp, N.I.; Wooller, R.D. 1988. Seabird islands No. 188. Penguin Island, Shoalwater Bay, Western Australia. Corella 12(3): 93-99.

Edwards, D.L.; Keogh, J.S.; Knowles, L.L. 2012. Effects of vicariant barriers, habitat stability, population isolation and environmental features on species divergence in the south-western Australian coastal reptile community. Molecular Ecology 21(15): 3809-3822.

Mitchell, F.J.; Behrudt, A.C. 1949. Fauna and flora of the Greenly Islands. 1. Introductory narrative and vertebrate fauna. Records of the South Australian Museum 9(2): 167-179.

Morethia obscura

Johnstone, R.E. 1978. Seabird islands. North Fisherman Island, Western Australia. Corella 2(2): 43-45.

Rose, A. 1995. The effects of rainfall on the abundance and species richness of small vertebrates in the Stirling Range National Park. Western Australian Naturalist 20(2): 53-59.

Morethia ruficauda

McKay, L.; Clarke, R.H. 1999. Some reptile range extensions at Lawn Hill National Park, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 29(1): 21-24.

Palmer, R.A.; Shea, G.M. 2000. Eastern range extension for Morethia ruficauda Courtesy of a cat stomach. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 45(2): 226.

Morethia storri

Greer, A.E. 1980. A new species of Morethia (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from northern Australia, with comments on the biology and relationships of the genus. Records of the Australian Museum 33(2): 89-122.