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




Genus
Eremiascincus

Glossy Night Skinks & Sand Swimmers, Sand-swimming Skinks

Glanz-Nachtskinke & Australische Sandschwimmern*

Glans-natskinker* & Australske SandsvÝmmere*

1979 Eremiascincus Greer (type species: Hinulia richardsonii Gray 1845)
1985 Mawsoniascincus Wells & Wellington (type species: Lygosoma isolepis Boulenger 1887; syn. Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan 2009)
2009 Serenitas Wells (type species: Hinulia pardalis Macleay 1877)
Contents: 15 species.
Remarks: Includes a number of species previously placed in Glaphyromorphus.
Distribution: E. Malay Archipelago, Australia.
Reported from: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia), East Timor (incl. Atauro Island), Indonesia (Banda Islands, Besar, Damar, Flores, Groot-Bastaard, Komodo, Padar, Semau, Sukur, Sumba, West Timor, Western New Guinea, Wetar), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).

Eremiascincus antoniorum

Lelogama Glossy Night Skink*

Lelogama-Nachtskink*

Lelogama-natskink*

1927 Lygosoma antoniorum Smith
Sphenomorphus antoniorum Mittleman 1952
Glaphyromorphus antoniorum Greer 1990
Eremiascincus antoniorum Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan 2009

Distribution: East Timor, Indonesia (West Timor).


Eremiascincus brongersmai

Brown-sided Glossy Night Skink*, Brown-sided Bar-lipped Skink

Braunseiten-Nachtskink*

Brunsidet Natskink*

1972 Sphenomorphus brongersmai Storr
Glaphyromorphus brongersmai Wells & Wellington 1984
Mawsoniascincus brongersmai Wells & Wellington 1985
Eremiascincus brongersmai Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan 2009

Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of douglassi by Greer (1990).
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Eremiascincus butlerorum

Sumba Glossy Night Skink*

Sumba-Nachtskink*

Sumba-natskink*

1993 Glaphyromorphus butlerorum Aplin, How & Boeadi
Eremiascincus butlerorum Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan 2009

Distribution: Indonesia (Sumba).


Eremiascincus douglasi

Orange-sided Bar-lipped Skink, (Douglas' Skink)

Orangeseiten-Nachtskink*

Orangesidet Natskink*

1967 Sphenomorphus isolepis douglasi Storr
Sphenomorphus douglasi Cogger 1975
Glaphyromorphus douglasi Wells & Wellington 1984
Mawsoniascincus douglasi Wells & Wellington 1985
Eremiascincus douglasi Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan 2009

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Eremiascincus emigrans

Lesser Sundas Glossy Night Skink*

Sunda-Nachtskink*

Sunda-natskink*

1895 Lygosoma emigrans Lidth de Jeude
Sphenomorphus emigrans Mertens 1928
Glaphyromorphus emigrans Greer 1990
Eremiascincus emigrans Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan 2009
1897 Lygosoma everetti Boulenger (Aplin, How & Boeadi 1993)
1928 Lygosoma emigrans wetariensis Mertens
1942 Lygosoma emigrans kopsteini Brongersma
1964 Sphenomorphus mertensi Darevski (Auffenberg 1980)

Distribution: Indonesia (Banda Islands, Besar, Damar, Flores, Groot-Bastaard, Komodo, Padar, Semau, Sukur, Sumba, Western New Guinea, Wetar), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Eremiascincus fasciolatus

Eastern Narrow-banded Sand Swimmer*, Eastern Narrow-banded Skink, Thick-tailed Skink

÷stlicher Schmalbšndiger Sandschwimmer*

ōstlig SmalbŚndet SandsvÝmmer*

1867 Hinulia fasciolata GŁnther
Lygosoma fasciolatum Boulenger 1887
Sphenomorphus fasciolatus Loveridge 1934
Eremiascincus fasciolatus Greer 1979
1867 Euprepes striatulus Steindachner (Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan 2013)

Remarks: Now restricted to Queensland. Previously included intermedius and pallidus, and the populations now assigned to phantasmus.
Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Eremiascincus intermedius

Northern Narrow-banded Sand Swimmer, Northern Narrow-banded Skink

NŲrdlicher Schmalbšndiger Sandschwimmer*

Nordlig SmalbŚndet SandsvÝmmer*

1919 Lygosoma fasciolatum intermedium Sternfeld
Sphenomorphus fasciolatus intermedius Mertens 1967
Eremiascincus intermedium Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of fasciolatus (e.g., Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983). Revalidated as a separate species by Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan (2013), although treated as such already by Wells & Wellington (1984).
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Eremiascincus isolepis

Northern Glossy Night Skink*, Northern Bar-lipped Skink, Smooth-scaled Skink

NŲrdlicher Sandschwimmer*

Nordlig Natskink*

1887 Lygosoma isolepis Boulenger
Sphenomorphus isolepis Mittleman 1952
Glaphyromorphus isolepis Wells & Wellington 1984
Mawsoniascincus isolepis Wells & Wellington 1985
Eremiascincus isolepis Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan 2009
1932 Lygosoma isolepis foresti Kinghorn (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Mawsoniascincus foresti Wells & Wellington 1985

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


Eremiascincus musivus

Mosaic Desert Skink

Mosaik-sandsvÝmmer*

Mosaik-sandsvÝmmer*

2009 Eremiascincus musivus Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Eremiascincus pallidus

Western Narrow-banded Sand Swimmer, Western Sand-swimming Skink, Western Narrow-banded Skink

Westlicher Schmalbšndiger Sandschwimmer*

Vestlig SmalbŚndet SandsvÝmmer*

1875 Hinulia pallida Gray
Lygosoma pallidum Boulenger 1887
Sphenomorphus pallidus Mittleman 1952
Sphenomorphus fasciolatus pallidus Storr 1967
Eremiascincus pallida Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of fasciolatus (e.g., Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983). Revalidated as a separate species by Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan (2013), although treated as such already by Wells & Wellington (1984).
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia).


Eremiascincus pardalis

Lowlands Bar-lipped Skink

Tiefland-Nachtskink*

Lavlands-natskink*

1877 Hinulia pardalis Macleay
Sphenomorphus pardalis Loveridge 1934
Lygosoma pardalis Smith 1937
Saiphos pardalis Mittleman 1952
Glaphyromorphus pardalis Wells & Wellington 1984
Eremiascincus pardalis Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan 2009
Serenitas pardalis Wells 2009
1901 Lygosoma atromaculatum Garman (Copland 1950; Greer & Parker 1974)
1946 Sphenomorphus pardalis erro Copland (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Glaphyromorphus erro Wells & Wellington 1984
1985 Glaphyromorphus harwoodi Wells & Wellington (tentative synonymy)
Mawsoniascincus harwoodi Wells 2009

Remarks: Records from New Guinea refer to Glaphyromorphus nigricaudis (Copland 1950).
Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Eremiascincus phantasmus

Ghost Skink

Gespenstskink*

Fantomskink*

2013 Eremiascincus phantasmus Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan

Remarks: Although reported from Victoria (e.g., Cogger 1996 [as fasciolatus]; Littlejohn & Rawlinson 1971 [as fasciolatus]), there are no confirmed records from the state, although it may occur in the northwest (Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan 2013).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia).


Eremiascincus richardsonii

Broad-banded Sand Swimmer

Breitbšndiger Sandschwimmer

BredbŚndet SandsvÝmmer*

1845 Hinulia richardsonii Gray
Lygosoma richardsoni Smith 1937
Sphenomorphus richardsoni Mittleman 1952
Eremiascincus richardsonii Greer 1979
1887 Lygosoma monotropis Boulenger (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Eremiascincus monotropis Wells & Wellington 1984
1888 Hinulia ambigua De Vis (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Eremiascincus ambigua Wells & Wellington 1984

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


Eremiascincus rubiginosus

Rusty Skink

Rost-Skink*

Rustskink*

2018 Eremiascincus rubiginosus Mecke & Doughty

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).





Eremiascincus timorensis

Timor Glossy Night Skink*

Timor-Nachtskink*

Timor-natskink*

1990 Glaphyromorphus timorensis Greer
Eremiascincus timorensis Mecke, Doughty & Donnellan 2009

Distribution: East Timor.