Carlia decora

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Scincoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Scincomorpha
Superfamilia: Scincoidea

Familia: Scincidae
Subfamilia: Eugongylinae
Genus: Carlia
Species: Carlia decora

Name[edit]

  • Carlia decora Hoskin & Couper, 2012: 3, figs. 1A & B, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A, 8A, 9A, 10A–C
Holotype: QMJ 90875, female; C. J. Hoskin, 6 October 2011.
Type locality: Alligator Ck, Mt Elliot, Bowling Green Bay National Park (19°26'07"S, 146°56'48"E, 50 m), north-east Queensland.
Etymology: From the Latin decora (feminine), meaning ‘beautiful'. In recognition of the beautiful form and colour pattern of this species.

References[edit]

  • Hoskin, C.J.; Couper, P.J. 2012: Description of two new Carlia species (Reptilia: Scincidae) from north-east Australia, elevation of Carlia pectoralis inconnexa Ingram & Covacevich 1989 to full species status, and redescription of Carlia pectoralis (de Vis 1884). Zootaxa 3546: 1–28. Preview PDF Reference page

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Elegant Rainbow Skink