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








Genus
Saproscincus

Shade Skinks

Schattenskinke

Skyggeskinker

1984 Saproscincus Wells & Wellington (type species: Mocoa mustelina O'Shaughnessy 1874)
Contents: 12 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in the genus Lampropholis, but recognised as a valid genus by most recent authors (e.g., Cogger 1992, 1996; Sadlier, Colgan & Shea 1993).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria).

Saproscincus basiliscus

Basilisk Shade Skink

Basilisk-Schattenskink

Basilisk-skyggeskink

1981 Lampropholis basiliscus Ingram & Rawlinson
Saproscincus basiliscus Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of spectabilis (e.g., Sadlier, Colgan & Shea 1993).
Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Saproscincus challengeri

Orange-tailed Shade Skink, Challenger Skink

Orangeschwänziger Schattenskink

Orangehalet Skyggeskink

1887 Lygosoma challengeri Boulenger
Leiolopisma challengeri Mittleman 1952
Lampropholis challengeri Greer 1974
Saproscincus challengeri Wells & Wellington 1984

Introduced to: New Zealand.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).


Saproscincus challengeri
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Saproscincus czechurai

Wedge-snouted Shade Skink, (Czechura's Litter Skink)

Keilschnauzen-Schattenskink

Kilesnudet Skyggeskink

1981 Lampropholis czechurai Ingram & Rawlinson
Saproscincus czechurai Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Saproscincus eungellensis

Eungella Shade Skink

Eungella-Schattenskink

Eungella-skyggeskink

2005 Saproscincus eungellensis Sadlier, Couper, Colgan, Vanderduys & Rickard

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Saproscincus hannahae

Bar-lipped Shade Skink, (Hannah's Shade Skink)

Lippenstreifen-Schattenskink

Streglæbet Skyggeskink

1998 Saproscincus hannahae Couper & Keim

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Saproscincus lewisi

Cooktown Shade Skink

Cooktown-Schattenskink

Cooktown-skyggeskink

1998 Saproscincus lewisi Couper & Keim

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Saproscincus mustelinus

Common Weasel Skink, Weasel Skink

Gewöhnlicher Wieselskink

Almindelig Væselskink

1874 Mocoa mustelina O'Shaughnessy
Lygosoma mustelinum Boulenger 1887
Leiolopisma mustelina Mittleman 1952
Lampropholis mustelina Greer 1974
Saproscincus mustelina Wells & Wellington 1984
1878 Lygosoma lacrymans Peters & Doria (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Saproscincus lacrymans Wells & Wellington 1984
1878 Lygosoma orichalceum Boettger (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1878 Lygosoma sonderi Peters (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Saproscincus sonderi Wells & Wellington 1984
1903 Lygosoma pseudotropis Werner [not Mocoa pseudotropis Günther 1875] (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1925 Lygosoma paraeneum Ahl [substitute name for Lygosoma pseudotropis Werner 1903] (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1985 Saproscincus ritchiei Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Introduced to: New Zealand.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Victoria).


Saproscincus mustelinus
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Saproscincus oriarus

Dwarf Weasel Skink, Heath Shade Skink

Zwerg-Wieselskink

Dværg-væselskink

1998 Saproscincus oriarus Sadlier

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).


Saproscincus rosei

Highland Shade Skink, (Rose's Shade Skink)

Hochland-Schattenskink

Højlands-skyggeskink

1985 Saproscincus rosei Wells & Wellington

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).


Saproscincus saltus

Cape Melville Shade Skink

Cape-Melville-Schattenskink

Cape Melville-skyggeskink

2013 Saproscincus saltus Hoskin

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Saproscincus spectabilis

Gully Skink, Pale-lipped Shade Skink

Schluchtskink

Ravineskink

1888 Mocoa spectabilis De Vis
Saproscincus spectabilis Wells & Wellington 1984
1985 Saproscincus galli Wells & Wellington (Ingram 1994)

Remarks: Previously regarded as a senior synonym of basiliscus (Sadlier, Colgan & Shea 1993; Cogger 1996), but shown by Ingram (1994) to be identical with galli Wells & Wellington 1985.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).


Saproscincus spectabilis
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Saproscincus tetradactylus

Four-fingered Shade Skink, Four-toed Litter Skink

Vierzehiger Schattenskink

Firtået Skyggeskink

1980 Lampropholis tetradactyla Greer & Kluge
Saproscincus tetradactyla Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).