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A new genus to accommodate three skinks currently assigned to Proablepharus (Lacertilia: Scincidae)

Couper, Patrick J.; Hoskin, Conrad; Potter, Sally; Bragg, Jason; Moritz, Craig

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The genus Proablepharus currently contains five species (P. barrylyoni, P. kinghorni, P. naranjicaudus, P. reginae and P. tenuis). Morphologically, these are readily separated into two groups: the small, almost patternless species (P. reginae and P. tenuis) and the larger, striped species (P. kinghorni, P. barrylyoni and P. naranjicaudus). We present genetic and morphological data to demonstrate that these two groups are generically distinct from each other. As P. reginae is the type species...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-01-29
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/187298
Source: Memoirs of the Queensland Museum: Nature series
DOI: 10.17082/j.2204-1478.60.2017.2017-15
Access Rights: Open Access

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