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








Genus
Eulamprus

Australian Water Skinks

Australische Wasserskinke*

Australske Vandskinker*

1843 Eulamprus Fitzinger (type species: Lygosoma quoyii Dumeril & Bibron 1839)
1845 Hinulia Gray (type species: Lygosoma quoyii Dumeril & Bibron 1839; syn. Skinner, Hutchinson & Lee 2013*)
1985 Costinisauria Wells & Wellington (type species: Lygosoma quoyi kosciuskoi Kinghorn 1932; syn. Skinner, Hutchinson & Lee 2013*)
Contents: 5 species, all of which are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included Concinnia and the species now placed in Silvascincus and Tumbunascincus.
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island], South Australia, Tasmania [Bass Strait Islands], Victoria).

Eulamprus heatwolei

Yellow-bellied Water Skink, Warm-temperate Water Skink, (Southern Water Skink)

Gelbbauch-Wasserskink*

Gulbuget Vandskink*

1984 Eulamprus heatwolei Wells & Wellington
Sphenomorphus heatwolei Shea & Peterson 1985

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


Eulamprus kosciuskoi

Alpine Water Skink, Alpine Meadow Skink

Gebirgs-Wasserskink*

Bjergvandskink*

1932 Lygosoma quoyi kosciuskoi Kinghorn
Sphenomorphus kosciuskoi Mittleman 1952
Eulamprus kosciuskoi Wells & Wellington 1984
Costinisauria kosciuskoi Wells & Wellington 1985
1985 Costinisauria worrelli Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)
2009 Costinisauria couperi Wells (Kaiser 2014)

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


Eulamprus leuraensis

Blue Mountains Water Skink, Blue Mountains Swamp Skink

Leura-Wasserskink*

Leura-vandskink*

1984 Eulamprus leuraensis Wells & Wellington
Sphenomorphus leuraensis Shea & Peterson 1985
Costinisauria leuraensis Wells & Wellington 1985

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales).


Eulamprus quoyii

Eastern Water Skink, Golden Water Skink, Golden Skink

Östaustralischer Wasserskink

Østaustralsk Vandskink*

1824 Scincus vittatus Quoy & Gaimard [not Scincus vittatus Olivier 1804]
1839 Gongylus quoyii Duméril & Bibron
Eulamprus quoyii Fitzinger 1843
Hinulia quoyii Gray 1845
Lygosoma quoyii Boulenger 1887
Sphenomorphus quoyi Barbour 1914
1875 Hinulia gastrosticta Günther (Hutchinson & Rawlinson 1995)
Eulamprus gastrostictus Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Reported from Kangaroo Island, South Australia (e.g., Waite 1927; Houston & Tyler 1979), but there is no documentation for the presence of the species in the island (Armstrong 1999).
Introduced to: New Zealand (
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island], South Australia, Victoria).


Eulamprus tympanum

Highland Water Skink, Cool-temperate Water Skink, (Southern Water Skink, Alpine Water Skink)

Südaustralischer Wasserskink*

Sydaustralsk Vandskink*

1913 Lygosoma tympanum Lönnberg & Andersson
Sphenomorphus quoyii tympanum Loveridge 1934
Sphenomorphus tympanus Mittleman 1952
Lygosoma quoyii tympanum Worrell 1963
Eulamprus tympanum Wells & Wellington 1984
1985 Eulamprus herseyi Wells & Wellington (Hutchinson & Rawlinson 1995)
1995 Eulamprus tympanum marnieae Hutchinson & Rawlinson
Eulamprus marnieae Wells 2009

Other common names:
marnieae: Dreeite Water Skink
tympanum: Southern Water Skink
Remarks: Presence of tympanum in Tasmania is based on its occurence in Rodondo Island in the Bass Strait off the Victoria coastline which is administered by Tasmania.
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania [Bass Strait Islands], Victoria).