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








Genus
Niveoscincus

Snow Skinks

Schneeskinke

Sneskinker

1985 Carinascincus Wells & Wellington (type species: Leiolopisma greeni Rawlinson 1975; syn. Cogger 1996)
1985 Litotescincus Wells & Wellington (type species: Mocoa metallica O'Shaughnessy 1874; syn. Cogger 1996)
1985 Tasmascincus Wells & Wellington (type species: Pseudemoia palfreymani Rawlinson 1974; syn. Cogger 1996)
1990 Niveoscincus Hutchinson, Donnellan, Baverstock, Krieg, Simms & Burgin (type species: Leiolopisma greeni Rawlinson 1975)
Contents: 8 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in Leiolopisma, and Pseudemoia. Some authors recognize Carinascincus as the valid name of this genus (e.g., Cogger 2014).
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania [incl. Bass Strait Islands, Pedra Branca Rock], Victoria).

Niveoscincus coventryi

Victorian Snow Skink, Southern Forest Cool Skink, (Coventry's Skink)

Victoria-Schneeskink

Victoria-sneskink

1975 Leiolopisma coventryi Rawlinson
Litotescincus coventryi Wells & Wellington 1985
Eulepis coventryi Swan 1990
Niveoscincus coventryi Hutchinson, Donnellan, Baverstock, Krieg, Simms & Burgin 1990
Pseudemoia coventryi Cogger 1992
Carinascincus coventryi Cogger 2014
1985 Litotescincus bartelli Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

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


Niveoscincus greeni

Northern Snow Skink, Alpine Cool Skink

Nördlicher Schneeskink

Nordlig Sneskink

1975 Leiolopisma greeni Rawlinson
Carinascincus greeni Wells & Wellington 1985
Niveoscincus greeni Hutchinson, Donnellan, Baverstock, Krieg, Simms & Burgin 1990
Pseudemoia greeni Cogger 1992

Distribution: Australia (Tasmania).


Niveoscincus greeni
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Niveoscincus metallicus

Metallic Skink, Metallic Cool Skink

Metallischer Schneeskink

Metallisk Sneskink

1874 Mocoa metallica O'Shaughnessy
Lygosoma metallicum Boulenger 1887
Lampropholis metallicus Mittleman 1952
Leiolopisma metallicum Greer 1974
Litotescincus metallicum Wells & Wellington 1985
Niveoscincus metallicus Hutchinson, Donnellan, Baverstock, Krieg, Simms & Burgin 1990
Pseudemoia metallica Cogger 1992
Carinascincus metallicus Cogger 2014
1845 Mocoa ocellata Gray [part] (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1874 Mocoa pseudocarinata O'Shaughnessy [part] (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1939 Leiolopisma hawaiiensis Loveridge (Oliver & Shaw 1953)

Introduced to: USA (Hawaii), Vanuatu.
Distribution: Australia (Tasmania [incl. Bass Strait Islands], Victoria).


Niveoscincus metallicus
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Niveoscincus microlepidotus

Southern Snow Skink, Boulder Cool Skink

Südlicher Schneeskink

Sydlig Sneskink

1874 Mocoa microlepidota O'Shaughnessy
Lampropholis microlepidota Mittleman 1952
Niveoscincus microlepidotus Hutchinson, Donnellan, Baverstock, Krieg, Simms & Burgin 1990
Pseudemoia microlepidota Cogger 1992
Carinascincus microlepidotus Cogger 2014

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of pretiosus.
Distribution: Australia (Tasmania).


Niveoscincus microlepidotus
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Niveoscincus ocellatus

Tasmanian Ocellated Skink, Tasmanian Spotted Snow Skink

Gefleckter Schneeskink

Plettet Sneskink

1845 Mocoa ocellata Gray [part]
Lygosoma ocellatum Boulenger 1887
Lampropholis ocellata Mittleman 1952
Leiolopisma ocellatum Greer 1974
Carinascincus ocellatum Wells & Wellington 1985
Niveoscincus ocellatus Hutchinson, Donnellan, Baverstock, Krieg, Simms & Burgin 1990
Pseudemoia ocellata Cogger 1992
1851 Lygosoma hieroglyphicum Dumeril & Bibron in Dumeril & Dumeril (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)

Distribution: Australia (Tasmania [incl. Bass Strait Islands]).


Niveoscincus ocellatus
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Niveoscincus orocryptus

Tasmanian Mountain Skink, Heath Cool Skink

Tasmanischer Schneeskink

Tasmansk Sneskink

1988 Leiolopisma orocryptum Hutchinson, Schwaner & Medlock
Niveoscincus orocryptus Hutchinson, Donnellan, Baverstock, Krieg, Simms & Burgin 1990
Pseudemoia orocrypta Cogger 1992
Carinascincus orocryptus Cogger 2014

Distribution: Australia (Tasmania).


Niveoscincus orocryptus
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Niveoscincus palfreymani

Pedra Branca Rock Skink, Pedra Branca Cool Skink, Pedra Branca Skink

Pedra-Branca-Felsenskink

Pedra Branca-klippeskink

1974 Pseudemoia palfreymani Rawlinson
Leiolopisma palfreymani Greer 1974
Tasmascincus palfreymani Wells & Wellington 1985
Niveoscincus palfreymani Hutchinson, Donnellan, Baverstock, Krieg, Simms & Burgin 1990
Carinascincus palfreymani Cogger 2014

Distribution: Australia (Tasmania: Pedra Branca Rock).


Niveoscincus pretiosus

Tasmanian Tree Skink, Agile Cool Skink

Tasmanischer Baumskink

Tasmansk Træskink

1874 Mocoa pretiosa O'Shaughnessy
Lygosoma pretiosum Boulenger 1887
Lampropholis pretiosum Mittleman 1952
Leiolopisma pretiosum Greer 1974
Carinascincus pretiosum Wells & Wellington 1985
Niveoscincus pretiosus Hutchinson, Donnellan, Baverstock, Krieg, Simms & Burgin 1990
Pseudemoia pretiosa Cogger 1992

Distribution: Australia (Tasmania [incl. Bass Strait Islands]).


Niveoscincus pretiosus
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