Liopholis slateri virgata (Storr, 1968:60)
Black-striped floodplains skink, Slater’s skink (species)
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Synonym/s: Egernia slateri virgata Storr, 1968:60 (original combination)
Last record: June or July 1914
South Australia (northern), Australia
Biology & Ecology
Pavey (2004) lists six specimens as being in museums collections: two in the Museum of Victoria and four in the South Australian Museum. However, Shea (2004) states that only two types exist, including MV D273; so the other type he is referring to is probably the other specimen in the MoV as noted by (Pavey, 2004). Additionally, he also states that a specimen in the Natural History Museum, London and mislabled as "Egernia whitii" (NHM 184.108.40.206 ) is probably of this species. Thus uncertainty surrounds exactly how many preserved specimens exist.
[b]Below is a provisional list of known specimens:[/b]
MV D273 (plus 1 other specimen in the Museum of Victoria)
NHM 220.127.116.11 (mislabled as "Egernia whitii")
Four specimens in the South Australian Museum including the Holotype (SAMA R602).
Original scientific description:
Storr, G. M. (1968). Revision of the Egernia whitei species-group (Lacerita : Scincidae). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 51(2): 51-62.
Horner, Paul. (1991). Skinks of the Northern Territory. In: Northern Territory Museum Handbook Series No. 2. Northern Territory Government Printing Office.
Pavey, C. (2004). Recovery plan for Slater’s Skink, Egernia slateri, 2005-2010. Northern Territory Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment, Darwin.
Shea, Glenn M. (2004). The Horn expedition (1894) to central Australia: new directions in Australian herpetology. Bonner zoologische Beitrage 52(3-4): 245-273.