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Liburnascincus - Wells & Wellington, 1984

Pronunciation: lie-BURN-ah-SKINK-uss
 Etymology: 'Liburnus = God of lustful enjoyment, scincus = skink'1

Taxonomic notes:

Members of this genus were previously placed in Carlia.2

Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 4 out of 4 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: Bamboo Range rock skink (Liburnascincus artemis) at cm
 Longest Australian species: Coen rock-skink (Liburnascincus coensis) at 6.8 cm
Number of Australian species: 4

Bamboo Range rock skink (Liburnascincus artemis)
Musgrave region, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Bamboo Range rock skink (Liburnascincus artemis) distribution range map Liburnascincus artemis
Bamboo Range rock skink
Year described
Hoskin & Couper 2015

Coen rock-skink (Liburnascincus coensis)
Pascoe River, Queensland
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Coen rock-skink (Liburnascincus coensis) distribution range map Liburnascincus coensis
Coen rock-skink
Year described
(Mitchell 1953)

outcrop rock-skink (Liburnascincus mundivensis)
Undara Volcanic National Park, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
outcrop rock-skink (Liburnascincus mundivensis) distribution range map Liburnascincus mundivensis
Outcrop rock-skink
Year described
(Broom 1898)

Black Mountain rock-skink (Liburnascincus scirtetis)
Black Mountain, Queensland
Photo © David Fischer
Black Mountain rock-skink (Liburnascincus scirtetis) distribution range map Liburnascincus scirtetis
Black Mountain rock-skink
Year described
(Ingram & Covacevich 1980)

  1. Wells, Richard W. & Wellington, C. Ross (1984). A synopsis of the Class Reptilia in Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, 1(3-4):73-129. - search web for this article
  2. Dolman, G. & Hugall, A.F. (2008). Combined mitochondrial and nuclear data enhance resolution of a rapid radiation of Australian rainbow skinks (Scincidae: Carlia). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 49(3):782-794. - search web for this article
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