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 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats

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Species Lists

Tasmanian Lizards
Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Small, agile brownish skink with shiny metallic dorsal colour.
Description : A small skink with shiny metallic dorsal colouring. A narrow black dorsal stripe runs from nape to hips and the sides are blackish, usually with a few faint light speckles and bordered above and below by poorly-defined whitish stripes. Breeding males (autumn) have reddish colouring in the armpit area and on the belly. Lower eyelid has a large clear window, allowing the eye to be seen when the eyelids are closed.
Biology : A very cold-tolerant species that basks in cool sunny conditions. Notable for having one of the most complex reptile placentas known; its developing young (usually 2-5) are given extensive nourishment direct from the mother's circulation rather than relying just on a yolk sac. Mates in autumn, but females store sperm until they ovulate in spring.
Habitat: Cool grassy woodland in the Lower Southeast or swampy habitats on the Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.
Maximum size (cm): 12
Diet: Insectivore
Colours: Brown, Grey, Black, White
Distribution: South-eastern Australia
Habitat types: Terrestrial
Commercial species: False
Where seen: Active by day.
When seen: Lives on the ground.
Author credit: Mark Hutchinson / South Australian Museum

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii


Synonyms Source
Scincus undecimstriatus Kuhl (part), 1820
Published in: Kuhl, H. 1820. Beiträge zur Zoologie und vergleichenden Anatomie. Frankfurt pp. 130
Tiliqua entrecasteaux Gray, 1838 Gray, 1838 Gray, 1838
Published in: Gray, J.E. 1838. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. (contd.). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Vol. 2 pp. 287-293
Leiolopisma entrecasteauxii (Duméril & Bibron, 1839) (Duméril & Bibron, 1839) (Duméril & Bibron, 1839)
Lygosoma entrecasteauxii Duméril & Bibron, 1839 Duméril & Bibron, 1839 Duméril & Bibron, 1839
Published in: Duméril, A.M.C. & Bibron, G. 1839. Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles Paris : Roret Vol. 5 pp. viii 854 pp.
Mocoa pseudocarinata O'Shaughnessy, 1874 O'Shaughnessy, 1874 O'Shaughnessy, 1874
Published in: O'Shaughnessy, A.W.E. 1874. A description of a new species of Scincidae in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Ser. 4 Vol. 13 pp. 298-301
Mocoa pseudotropis Günther, 1875 Günther, 1875 Günther, 1875
Published in: Günther, A. 1875. Reptiles. A list of saurians of Australia and New Zealand. In, Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror. Vol. 2. London : E.W. Janson
Lygosoma (Mocoa) guttulatum Peters, 1881 Peters, 1881 Peters, 1881
Published in: Peters, W. 1881. (Eine Mitteilung über drei neue Eidechsen, zu der Familie der Scincoiden gehörig, eine Lipinia (mit geckonenähnlicher Bildung der Zehen) aus Neu-Guinea und zwei Mocoa aus Neuholland). Sber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berl. Vol. 1881 pp. 81-85
Claireascincus triumviratus Wells & Wellington, 1985 Wells & Wellington, 1985 Wells & Wellington, 1985
Published in: Wells, R.W. & Wellington, C.R. 1985. A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Aust. J. Herpetol. Suppl. Ser. Vol. 1 pp. 1-61

Common Names

Common name Source
Southern Grass Skink
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Tussock Cool-skink
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Working classification

Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii  Recorded in Australia

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