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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.
Endemism: 0% 100%
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 cunninghami
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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 depressa
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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 hosmeri
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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 kingii
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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 napoleonis
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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 stokesii
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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).


Egernia striolata
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