Australian Museum Journal A new species of Morethia (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from northern Australia, with comments on the biology and relationships of the genus

Shortform:
Greer, 1981, Rec. Aust. Mus. 33(2): 89–122
Author(s):
Greer, Allen E.
Year published:
1981
Title:
A new species of Morethia (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from northern Australia, with comments on the biology and relationships of the genus
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
33
Issue:
2
Start page:
89
End page:
122
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.33.1980.276
Language:
English
Plates:
a corrected Fig. 7 was published at a later date
Date published:
17 February 1981
Cover date:
31 July 1980
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
REPTILIA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
05 January 2009
Available online:
02 March 2009
Reference number:
276
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (89kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2739kb PDF)

Abstract

Morethia is a genus of lygosomine skinks endemic to Australia. This paper provides a description of a new species of Morethia from northern Australia, a [diagnosis] of the genus, and a discussion of its intra and intergeneric relationships. It also includes a key to the eight currently recognized species of Morethia and notes on their colour pattern, reproduction, behaviour, habitat and distribution.

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