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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.
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 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 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 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).