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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Short Form
Greer, 1981, Rec. Aust. Mus. 33(2): 89–122
Author
Allen E. Greer
Year
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
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