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








Genus
Morethia

Australian Striped Snake-eyed Skinks, Flecked Skinks

Gestreifte Brillenskinke*

Stribede Brilleskinker*

1845 Morethia Gray (type species: Morethia anomalus Gray 1845)
1984 Solvonemesis Wells & Wellington (type species: Ablepharus taeniopleura Peters 1874; syn. Cogger 1996)
Contents: 8 species, all of which are endemic.
Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of Ablepharus (e.g., Storr 1963; Worrell 1963) or Cryptoblepharus (e.g., Mittleman 1952). Revalidated by Fuhn (1969).
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island], South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Victoria, Western Australia).

Morethia adelaidensis

Adelaide Snake-eyed Skink, Saltbush Flecked Morethia, Saltbush Morethia Skink, Chenopod Morethia

Adelaide-Brillenskink*

Adelaide-brilleskink*

1874 Ablepharus anomalus adelaidensis Peters
Cryptoblepharus adelaidensis Mittleman 1952
Morethia adelaidensis Greer 1972

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


Morethia boulengeri

Southeastern Snake-eyed Skink*, (Boulenger's Morethia, Boulenger's Snake-eyed Skink)

Südaustralischer Brillenskink*

Sydøstaustralsk Brilleskink*

1890 Ablepharus boulengeri Ogilby
Morethia boulengeri Greer 1972
1985 Morethia petros Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

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


Morethia butleri

Woodland Dark-flecked Skink, Woodland Morethia Skink, (Butler's Snake-eyed Skink)

Dunkelgefleckter Brillenskink*

Mørkplettet Brilleskink*

1963 Ablepharus butleri Storr
Morethia butleri Fuhn 1969

Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).


Morethia lineoocellata

Western Pale-flecked Skink*, West Coast Pale-flecked Morethia, West Coast Morethia Skink

Westlicher Hellgefleckter Brillenskink*

Vestlig Lysplettet Brilleskink*

1839 Ablepharus lineoocellatus Dumeril & Bibron
Cryptoblepharus lineo-ocellata Mittleman 1952
Morethia lineo-ocellata Fuhn 1969
1845 Morethia anomalus Gray [part] (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Morethia obscura

Southern Pale-flecked Skink*, Mallee Snake-eyed Skink, Scrubland Morethia Skink, Scrubland Pale-flecked Morethia, Dull Morethia

Südlicher Hellgefleckter Brillenskink*

Sydlig Lysplettet Brilleskink*

1972 Morethia obscura Storr
1845 Morethia anomalus Gray [part] (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Victoria, Western Australia).


Morethia ruficauda

Lined Fire-tailed Skink, (Red-tailed Snake-eyed Skink)

Gestreifter Feuershwanzskink*

Stribet Ildhaleskink*

1895 Ablepharus lineoocellatus ruficaudus Lucas & Frost
Cryptoblepharus ruficaudus Mittleman 1952
Morethia taeniopleura ruficauda Storr 1972
Morethia ruficauda Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983
Solvonemesis ruficauda Wells & Wellington 1984
1972 Morethia taeniopleura exquisita Storr (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Solvonemesis exquisitus Wells & Wellington 1984
1985 Solvonemesis eyremaeus Wells & Wellington (tentative synonymy)

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


Morethia storri

Top End Fire-tailed Skink, (Storr's Snake-eyed Skink)

Top-End-Feuershwanzskink*

Top End-ildhaleskink*

1980 Morethia storri Greer
Solvonemesis storri Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Morethia taeniopleura

Northeastern Fire-tailed Skink

Nordöstlicher Feuerschwanzskink*

Nordøstlig Ildhaleskink*

1874 Ablepharus taeniopleura Peters
Cryptoblepharus taeniopleurus Mittleman 1952
Morethia taeniopleura Fuhn 1969
Solvonemesis taeniopleura Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Queensland [incl. Fraser Island]).