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








Genus
Egernia

Australian Greater Skinks*

Stachelschwanzskinke, Stachelskinke, Dornschwanzskinke

Pighaleskinker

1838 Egernia Gray (type species: Tiliqua cunninghami Gray 1832)
1839 Tropidolopisma Dumeril & Bibron (type species: Tropidolopisma dumerilii Dumeril & Bibron 1839; syn. Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1845 Silubosaurus Gray (type species: Silubosaurus stokesii Gray 1845; syn. Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1984 Contundo Wells & Wellington (type species: Tiliqua napoleonis Gray 1839; syn. Cogger 1996)
1985 Storrisaurus Wells & Wellington (type species: Storrisaurus husbandi Wells & Wellington 1985)
1985 Sivascincus Wells & Wellington (type species: Egernia pilbarensis Storr 1978; syn. Cogger 1996)
Contents: 18 species, all of which are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included Bellatorias, Liopholis, and Lissolepis.
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).

Egernia cunninghami

Greater Southeastern Skink*, (Cunningham's Skink)

Südöstlicher Stachelschwanzskink*, (Cunningham's Dornschwanzskink, Cunningham's Skink)

Sydøstlig Pighaleskink*

1832 Tiliqua cunninghami Gray
Egernia cunninghami Boulenger 1887
1871 Egernia krefftii Peters (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1917 Egernia lohmanni Werner (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1985 Egernia barnetti Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)
1985 Egernia jossae Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)
1985 Egernia kennersoni Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Introduced to: USA (Florida).
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria).


Egernia cygnitos

Western Pilbara Spiny-tailed Skink

Westlicher Pilbara-Stachelschwanzskink*

Vestlig Pilbara-pighaleskink*

2011 Egernia cygnitos Doughty, Kealley & Donnellan

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Egernia depressa

Southern Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skink, Small Spiny-tailed Egernia, Depressed Spiny Skink

Zwerg-Stachelschwanzskink, Plattschwänzchen

Sydlig Dværg-pighaleskink*

1875 Silubosaurus depressus Günther
Egernia depressa Boulenger 1887

Remarks: Now restricted to Western Australia. Previously included populations now assigned to cygnitos, eos and epsisolus (Doughty, Kealley & Donnellan 2011).
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Egernia douglasi

Kimberley Crevice Skink

Kimberley-Spaltenskink*

Kimberley-spalteskink*

1956 Egernia striolata douglasi Glauert
Egernia douglasi Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983
Contundo douglasi Wells & Wellington 1984
Sivascincus douglasi Wells & Wellington 1985

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Egernia eos

Central Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skink

Zentraler Zwerg-Stachelschwanzskink*

Central Dværg-pighaleskink*

2011 Egernia eos Doughty, Kealley & Donnellan

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Egernia epsisolus

Eastern Pilbara Spiny-tailed Skink

Östlicher Pilbara-Stachelschwanzskink*

Østlig Pilbara-pighaleskink*

2011 Egernia epsisolus Doughty, Kealley & Donnellan

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Egernia formosa

Goldfields Crevice Skink

Goldfields-Spaltenskink*

Goldfields-spalteskink*

1914 Egernia formosa Fry
Contundo formosa Wells & Wellington 1984
Sivascincus formosa Wells & Wellington 1985

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Egernia hosmeri

Northeastern Spiny-tailed Skink*, (Hosmer's Spiny-tailed Skink, Hosmer's Skink)

Nordöstlicher Stachelschwanzskink* , (Hosmer's Stachelschwanzskink)

Nordøstlig Pighaleskink*

1955 Egernia hosmeri Kinghorn
Silubosaurus hosmeri Wells & Wellington 1985

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland).


Egernia kingii

Greater Southwestern Skink*, (King's Skink)

Südwestlicher Stachelschwanzskink*, (King's Skink)

Sydvestlig Pighaleskink*

1838 Tiliqua kingii Gray
Egernia kingii Boulenger 1887
Tropidolopisma kingii Wells & Wellington 1985
1839 Tropidolopisma dumerilii Duméril & Bibron [part] (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1845 Tropidolepisma nitida Gray (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1985 Tropidolepisma paynei Wells & Wellington (tentative synonymy)

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Egernia mcpheei

Eastern Crevice Skink, (McPhee's Rock Skink)

Östlicher Stachelschwanzskink*

Østlig Spalteskink*

1984 Egernia mcpheei Wells & Wellington
Contundo mcpheei Wells & Wellington 1985

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).


Egernia napoleonis

Southwestern Crevice Skink, Salmon-bellied Skink

Südwestlicher Stachelschwanzskink*

Sydvestlig Spalteskink*

1839 Tiliqua napoleonis Gray
Egernia whitii napoleonis Mitchell 1950
Egernia napoleonis Worrell 1963
Contundo napoleonis Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Egernia pilbarensis

Pilbara Crevice Skink

Pilbara-Spaltenskink*

Pilbara-spalteskink*

1978 Egernia pilbarensis Storr
Contundo pilbarensis Wells & Wellington 1984
Sivascincus pilbarensis Wells & Wellington 1985

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Egernia richardi

Bight Crevice Skink, Woodland Crevice Skink, Western Tree Skink, Dark Spiny-tailed Skink

Westaustralischer Baumskink*

Vestaustralsk Træskink*

1869 Tropidolepisma richardi Peters
Egernia richardi Cogger 1975
Sivascincus richardi Wells & Wellington 1985
1939 Egernia carinata Smith (M. Gardner, cited in the Reptile Database, reptile-database.reptarium.cz)

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


Egernia roomi

Mount Kaputar Rock Skink

Kaputar-Stachelschwanzskink*

Kaputar-pighaleskink*

1985 Contundo roomi Wells & Wellington
Egernia sp. "roomi" Swan, Shea & Sadlier 2004

Remarks: Although not mentioned by Wilson & Swan (2010), this taxon is tentatively regarded as a valid species herein, following Shea & Sadlier (1999) and Swan, Shea & Sadlier (2004), who regarded it as such, although they did not accept roomi as the valid name for the species, but regarded it as unnamed.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales).


Egernia rugosa

Yakka Skink

Yakka Skink

Yakkaskink*

1888 Egernia rugosa De Vis
Storrisaurus rugosa Wells & Wellington 1985
1985 Storrisaurus husbandi Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Egernia saxatilis

Black Rock Skink, Black Crevice Skink

Brauner Felsenskink

Sort Klippeskink*

1960 Egernia saxatilis Cogger
Contundo saxatilis Wells & Wellington 1985
1960 Egernia saxatilis intermedia Cogger
Egernia intermedia Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: A single record from Queensland (Covacevich & Couper 1991) refer to mcpheei (Shea, Sadlier & Johnson 2000).
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria).


Egernia stokesii

Gidgee Skink, Gidgee Spiny-tailed Skink, Western Spiny-tailed Skink, (Stoke’s Skink, Stoke's Egernia)

Westliche Stachelschwanzskink*, (Stoke’s Dornschwanzskink)

Vestlig Pighaleskink*

1845 Silubosaurus stokesii Gray
Egernia stokesii Boulenger 1887
1884 Silubosaurus zellingi De Vis (Cogger 1996)
1978 Egernia stokesii aethiops Storr
1978 Egernia stokesii badia Storr

Other common names:
aethiops: Baudin Island Spiny-tailed Skink
badia: Greater Spiny-tailed Skink, (Western Spiny-tailed Skink)
stokesii: Limestone Spiny-tailed Skink, Houtman Abrolhos Spiny-tailed Skink
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Egernia striolata

Tree Crevice Skink, Eastern Tree Skink, (Tree Skink)

Baum-Stachelskink

Østlig Træskink*

1870 Tropidolepisma striolatum Peters
Egernia striolata Boulenger 1887
Contundo striolata Wells & Wellington 1984
Sivascincus striolata Wells & Wellington 1985
1873 Tropidolepisma dorsale Peters (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1985 Sivascincus wrani Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

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