Dr Glenn Shea

BVSc (Hons) PhD
Senior Lecturer - Vet. Anatomy &
Pathology

B01 - J.D. Stewart Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2444
Fax +61 2 9351 6880

Research interests

Systematics and natural history of Australasian reptiles and amphibians.

Teaching and supervision

Anatomy of horses, birds and wildlife;

Male genital system and respiratory system of all domestic species.

In the media

  • IFL Science (US)published images by Dr Glenn Shea from the Faculty of Veterinary Science to illustratethe task of describing and understanding biodiversity.

  • Dr Glenn Shea from the Faculty of Veterinary Science was interviewed on 720 ABC Perth about his research on blind snakes in the Northern Territory region.

Selected grants

2000

  • Systematics of papua new guinea and solomon islands scincid lizards of the genus Sphenomorphus; Shea G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Swan, G., Sadlier, R., Shea, G. (2017). A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales. Australia: Reed New Holland.
  • Swan, G., Shea, G., Sadlier, R. (2004). A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales. Australia: Reed New Holland.

Book Chapters

  • Shea, G. (2017). A new species of Sphenomorphus (Squamata: Scincidae) from the Doberai Peninsula of New Guinea, with a redescription of Sphenomorphus consobrinus (Peters et Doria, 1878). In Dmitry Telnov, Maxwell V.L. Barclay, Olivier S.G. Pauwels (Eds.), Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea, Volume 3, (pp. 35-47). Riga: The Entomological Society of Latvia.
  • Shea, G. (2017). Generic allocation of the enigmatic scincid lizard Lygosoma inconspicuum F. Muller, 1895 (Squamata: Scincidae) from Sulawesi. In Dmitry Telnov, Maxwell V.L. Barclay, Olivier S.G. Pauwels (Eds.), Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea, Volume 3, (pp. 27-33). Riga: The Entomological Society of Latvia.
  • Shea, G. (2017). The identity of Lygosoma (Hinulia) misolense Vogt, 1928 (Squamata: Scincidae). In Dmitry Telnov, Maxwell V.L. Barclay, Olivier S.G. Pauwels (Eds.), Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea, Volume 3, (pp. 21-25). Riga: The Entomological Society of Latvia.
  • Shea, G. (2016). History of Discovery of the New Zealand Lizard Fauna. In David G. Chapple (Eds.), New Zealand Lizards, (pp. 13-63). Switzerland: Springer. [More Information]
  • Bryden, M., Egerton, J., Shea, G. (2016). Veterinary anatomy. In John Egerton (Eds.), Veterinary research at the University of Sydney: The first century, (pp. 329-347). Sydney: The University of Sydney.

Journals

  • Meiri, S., Bauer, A., Allison, A., Castro-Herrera, F., Chirio, L., Colli, G., Das, I., Doan, T., Glaw, F., Grismer, L., Shea, G., et al (2018). Extinct, obscure or imaginary: The lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions, 24(2), 262-273. [More Information]
  • Dau, V., Shea, G. (2018). New record of Scincella apraefrontalis (Squamata: Scincidae) from Pu Hoat Nature Reserve, Nghe An Province, Vietnam. Hamadryad: journal of the centre for herpetology, 38(1-2), 31-33.
  • Shea, G., Rowley, J. (2018). Resolution of the types and type localities of some early nominal species of the Australian myobatrachid frog genus Pseudophryne Fitzinger, 1843. Zootaxa, 1(1), 51-64. [More Information]
  • Cogger, H., Shea, G., Couper, P. (2017). Comment (Case 3601) � Some matters arising from the Case and the broader issues involved and the need to remove ambiguity in Chapter 3 of the Code. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 73(2-4), 106-112. [More Information]
  • Cogger, H., Shea, G., Couper, P. (2017). Some matters arising from the Case and the broader issues involved and the need to remove ambiguity in Chapter 3 of the Code. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 73(2-4), 106-112. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2016). Emoia ahli (Vogt, 1932), a synonym of Emoia battersbyi (Procter, 1923) (Squamata: Scincidae). Amphibia-Reptilia, 37(3), 315-319. [More Information]
  • Shea, G., Beatson, C., Sadlier, R. (2016). The Nomenclature and Type Material of Crocodylus johnstoni (Krefft, 1873). Records of the Australian Museum, 68(3), 81-98. [More Information]
  • Fawcett, A., Shea, G. (2016). What is your diagnosis? Curvature of the penis in a male neutered cat with lower urinary tract obstruction. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 46(1), 23-24.
  • Fawcett, A., Shea, G. (2016). What is your diagnosis? Curvature of the penis in a male neutered cat with lower urinary tract obstruction. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 46(1), 23-24.
  • Shea, G. (2015). A new species of Anilios (Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae) from Central Australia. Zootaxa, 4033 (1), 103-116. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2015). Contributions to the History of Herpetology. Volume 1. Copeia, 103(4), 1113-1114. [More Information]
  • Sadlier, R., Bauer, A., Shea, G., Smith, S. (2015). Taxonomic Resolution to the Problem of Polyphyly in the New Caledonian Scincid Lizard Genus Lioscincus (Squamata: Scincidae). Records of the Australian Museum, 67(7), 207-224. [More Information]
  • Kusrini, M., Rowley, J., Khairunnisa, L., Shea, G., Altig, R. (2015). The Reproductive Biology and Larvae of the First Tadpole-Bearing Frog, Limnonectes larvaepartus. PloS One, 10(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Shea, G., Cutter, S. (2014). Blake Whipsnake (Demansia papuensis species group) envenomation in a Jack Russell terrier. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 44(2), 627-630.
  • Shea, G. (2014). Book Review: Australian Lizards: A Natural History. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 89, 274-275. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2014). From lineages to webs: a history of the Australian Society of Herpetologists. Australian Journal of Zoology, 62(6), 431-447. [More Information]
  • Sadlier, R., Bauer, A., Smith, S., Shea, G., Whitaker, A. (2014). High elevation endemism on New Caledonia's ultramafic peaks - a new genus and two new species of scincid lizard. Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Memoires, 206, 115-125.
  • Sadlier, R., Shea, G., Jourdan, H., Whitaker, A., Bauer, A. (2014). The New Caledonian Leopard Skink Lacertoides pardalis (Reptilia;Scincidae); a review of the species' morphology, distribution, behavior and conservation. Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Memoires, 206, 31-44.
  • Bohm, M., Collen, B., Baillie, J., Bowles, P., Chanson, J., Cox, N., Hammerson, G., Hoffmann, M., Livingstone, S., Ram, M., Lane, A., Radder, R., Shea, G., Shine, R., Somaweera, R., et al (2013). The conservation status of the world's reptiles. Biological Conservation, 157, 372-385. [More Information]
  • Bauer, A., Sadlier, R., Jackman, T., Shea, G. (2012). A new member of the Bavayia cyclura species group (Reptilia: Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from the southern ranges of New Caledonia. Pacific Science, 66(2), 239-247. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2012). Book Review: The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Copeia, 2012, 578-582.
  • Shea, G. (2012). Emendation of the specific name of the frog Neobatrachus sudelli (Lamb, 1911) (Anura: Myobatrachidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 56(1), 116-117.
  • Amey, A., Couper, P., Shea, G. (2012). Intellagama lesueurii (Gray, 1831), the correct binomial combination for the Australian Eastern Water Dragon (Sauria, Agamidae). Zootaxa, 3390, 65-67.
  • Shea, G. (2012). On the identity of the type species of Sphenomorphus (Squamata: Scincidae): Lygosoma melanopogon Dumeril and Bibron 1839, with a note on a new scalation character of the pes in Sphenomorphus. Zootaxa, 3490, 1-29.
  • Shea, G. (2012). The Eponym Dictionary of reptiles. Copeia, 3, 578-590.
  • Shea, G. (2012). The life and herpetological collections of James Ramsay, with correction of the type localities of two rare snakes from New South Wales. Australian Zoologist, 36(2), 145-152. [More Information]
  • Shea, G., Couper, P., Worthington Wilmer, J., Amey, A. (2011). Revision of the genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Australia. Zootaxa, 3146, 1-63.
  • Shea, G., Jourdan, H., Sadlier, R., Bauer, A. (2010). Biology of the New Caledonian skink fauna. 1: Why did the Tropidoscincus lose its stripes, and other unsolved mysteries. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 37(1), 97-97.
  • Craven, R., Shea, G. (2010). Ramphotyphlops braminus (Brahminy Blind Snake). Kiribati: Gilbert Islands. Herpetological Review, 41(4), 518-518.
  • Shea, G., Stone, K. (2009). An observation of copulation in the Barred Tree Skink, Emoia trossula Brown & Gibbons, 1986 (Squamata: Scincidae) in Tonga. Herpetofauna, 39(2), 100-102.
  • Bonin, M., Shea, G. (2009). First record of the Brahminy Blind Snake, Ramphotyphlops braminus (Serpentes: Typhlopidae), from Samoa, South Pacific. Herpetofauna, 39(2), 74-77.
  • Shea, G., Jourdan, H., Sadlier, R., Bauer, A. (2009). Natural history of the New Caledonian whiptailed skink Tropidoscincus variabilis (Bavay, 1869) (Squamata: Scincidae). Amphibia-Reptilia, 30(2), 207-220. [More Information]
  • Bauer, A., Jackman, T., Sadlier, R., Shea, G., Whitaker, A. (2008). A New Small-bodied Species of Bavayia (reptilla: Squamata:Diplodactylidae) from Southeastern New Caledonia. Pacific Science, 62(2), 247-256. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2008). A range extension for Lipinia nototaenia (Boulenger, 1914) (Squamata: Scincidae) and the reproductive mode of the species. Hamadryad: journal of the centre for herpetology, 32(1), 69-70.
  • Couper, P., Sadlier, R., Shea, G., Worthington Wilmer, J. (2008). A Reassessment of Saltuarius swaini (Lacertilia:Diplodactylidae) in Southeastern Queensland and New South wales: Two New taxa, Phylogeny, Biogeography and Conservation. Records of the Australian Museum, 60, 87-118. [More Information]
  • Shea, G., Michels, J. (2008). A replacement name for Sphenomorphus keiensis (Kopstein, 1926) from the southeastern Moluccas, Indonesia (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) with a redescription of the species. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum. Zoologische Mededelingen, 82(52), 737-747.
  • Pearson, H., Shea, G. (2008). First Record of the Alpine Water Skink, Eulamprus Kosciuskoi (Kinghorn, 1932) (Squamata: Scincidae) from Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 52(2), 238.
  • Shea, G. (2008). Rejection of an Australian distribution of the Solomon Islands agamid lizard Hypsilurus Longii (Macleay, 1877). Hamadryad: journal of the centre for herpetology, 33, 127-129.
  • Shea, G., Kraus, F. (2007). A list of herpetological type specimens in the collections of the Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery and University of Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa, (1514), 37-60. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2007). A possible second record of the Central Ranges Taipan, Oxyuranus temporalis (Elapidae). Herpetofauna, 37(2), 95-97.
  • Shea, G., Scanlon, J. (2007). Revision of the Small Tropical Whipsnakes Previously Referred to Demansia olivacea (Gray, 1842) and Demansia torquata (Gunther, 1862) (Squamata: Elapidae). Records of the Australian Museum, 59, 117-142. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2007). Snakes of South-East Queensland. Herpetofauna, 37(2), 109-110.
  • Shea, G. (2007). The Snakes of Sulawesi: A Field Guide to the Land Snakes of Sulawesi with Identification Keys. Herpetofauna, 37(2), 117-118.
  • Shea, G. (2006). Diet of two species of bluetongue skink, Tiliqua multifasciata and Tiliqua occipitalis (Squamata: Scincidae). Australian Zoologist, 33(3), 359-368.
  • Bauer, A., Shea, G. (2006). Lacertidae Pedioplanus inornata (Roux, 1907) Plain Sand Lizard Maximum Size. African Herp News, 40, 19.
  • Murphy, K., Hudson, S., Shea, G. (2006). Reproductive Seasonality of Three Cold-Temperature Viviparous Skinks from Southeastern Australia. Journal of Herpetology, 40(4), 454-464. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2006). Reptiles of the Solomon Islands by Mike McCoy. Herpetofauna, 36(2), 127-128.
  • Sadlier, R., O'Meally, D., Shea, G. (2005). A new species of spiny-tailed gecko (Squamata : Diplodactylidae:Strophurus) from inland Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 51(2), 573-582.
  • Kraus, F., Shea, G. (2005). Additional reptile and amphibian range extensions for Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Herpetological Review, 36(4), 471-473.
  • Shea, G., Amey, A., Couper, P. (2005). Fatal intra-specific aggression in free ranging blue tongued lizards, Tiliqua scincoides (scincidae). Herpetofauna, 35(2), 73-75.
  • Shea, G. (2005). The Type Locality of the Sphagnum Frog Philoria Loveridgei (Anura: Myobatrachidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum | Culture, 51(2), 524.
  • Greer, A., Shea, G. (2004). A New Character Within The Taxonomically Difficult Sphenomorphus Group Of Lygosomine Skinks, With A Description Of A New Species From New Guinea. Journal of Herpetology, 38(1), 79-87. [More Information]
  • Couper, P., Amey, A., Shea, G. (2004). Comments on the Taxonomic Status of Cyrtodactylus Abrae Wells 2002. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum | Culture, 49(2), 648.
  • Shea, G. (2004). The Horn Expedition (1894) To Central Australia : New Directions In Australian Herpetology. Bonner Zoologische Beitraege, 52(38445), 245-273.
  • Bauer, A., Shea, G., Günther, R. (2003). An annotated catalogue of the types of scincid lizards (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae) in the collection of the Museums für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ZMB). Zoosystematics and Evolution: Mitteilungen aus dem Museum fur Naturkunde zu Berlin, 79(2), 253-321.
  • Greer, A., Shea, G. (2003). Seondary temporal scale overlap pattern: a character of possible broad systematics importance in sphenomorphine skinks. Journal of Herpetology, 37(3), 545-549. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2003). Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy, Third Edition. Australian Veterinary Journal, 81(5), 270.
  • Shea, G. (2002). Does Tympanocryptis lineata occur in New South Wales? Herpetofauna, 32(2), 83-84.
  • Shea, G., Greer, A. (2002). From Sphenomorphus to Lipinia: generic Reassignment of two poorly known New Guinea Skinks. Journal of Herpetology, 36, 148-156.
  • Koenig, J., Shine, R., Shea, G. (2002). The dangers of life in the city: Patterns of activity, Injury and mortality in surburban lizards (Tiliqua scincoides). Journal of Herpetology, 36(1), 62-68.
  • Shea, G., Koenig, J., Shine, R. (2002). The eastern bluetongue skink Tiliqua scincoides in the Sydney metropolitan area: the great survivor, or just hanging on? Herpetofauna, 32(1), 39-46.
  • Shea, G. (2001). An overlooked senoir synonym of Pogona barbata (Cuvier, 1829) (Squamata:Agamidae). Amphibia-Reptilia, 22 (1), 124-126.
  • Shea, G. (2001). Hyla lesueeurii Bory de Saint Vincent, 1828: An overlooked and Problematic Frog species name. Journal of Herpetology, 35 (2), 338-340.
  • Shea, G. (2001). Spermatogenic Cycle, Sperm Storage and Sertoli Cell Size in a Scolecophidian (Ramphotyphlops nigrescens) from Australia. Journal of Herpetology, 35 (1), 85-91.
  • Koenig, J., Shine, R., Shea, G. (2001). The ecology of an Australian reptile icon: how do blue-tongued lizards (Tiliqua scincoides) survive in suburbia? Wildlife Research, 28, 215-227.
  • Laing, C., Trube, A., Shea, G., Fraser, D. (2001). The requirement for natural sunlight to prevent Vitamin D deficiency in iguanian lizards. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 32(3), 342-348.

Conferences

  • Shea, G. (2014). Special After Dinner Plenary Speaker. 38th Australian Society of Herpetologists.
  • Ferguson, S., Shea, G., Jourdan, H., Sadlier, R., Bauer, A. (2013). Arboreality in Pacific skinks: the natural history of the New Caledonian Green-bellied Forest Skink, Lioscincus nigrofasciolatus. 37th Meeting of The Australian Society of Herpetologists.
  • Shea, G. (2010). The suburban terrestrial reptile fauna of Sydney- winners and losers. Royal Zoological Society of NSW 2007 Forum The Natural History of Sydney, Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. [More Information]

Report

  • Colgan, D., Muir, G., Shea, G., Cogger, H. (2006). A survey of the terrestrial reptiles of Norfolk Island March 2005: Report 3. The levels of intraspecific genetic differentiation among island populations of the gekkonid lizard Christinus guentheri in the Norfolk Island complex.
  • Cogger, H., Shea, G., Muir, G. (2006). A survey of the terrestrial reptiles of Norfolk Island March 2005: 1. Executive Summary and Background Document.
  • Cogger, H., Muir, G., Shea, G. (2006). A survey of the terrestrial reptiles of Norfolk Island March 2005: 2. A qualitative assessment of the relative abundance of the Norfolk and Lord Howe Island reptiles Christinus guentheri and Oligosoma lichenigera and comparison with previous surveys.
  • Cogger, H., Muir, G., Shea, G. (2006). A survey of the terrestrial reptiles of Norfolk Island March 2005:Report 4. Assessment of the suitability of potential gecko re-introduction sites on Norfolk's main island, and a review of threatening processes and the recovery actions proposed in the draft Recovery Plan.

2018

  • Meiri, S., Bauer, A., Allison, A., Castro-Herrera, F., Chirio, L., Colli, G., Das, I., Doan, T., Glaw, F., Grismer, L., Shea, G., et al (2018). Extinct, obscure or imaginary: The lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions, 24(2), 262-273. [More Information]
  • Dau, V., Shea, G. (2018). New record of Scincella apraefrontalis (Squamata: Scincidae) from Pu Hoat Nature Reserve, Nghe An Province, Vietnam. Hamadryad: journal of the centre for herpetology, 38(1-2), 31-33.
  • Shea, G., Rowley, J. (2018). Resolution of the types and type localities of some early nominal species of the Australian myobatrachid frog genus Pseudophryne Fitzinger, 1843. Zootaxa, 1(1), 51-64. [More Information]

2017

  • Swan, G., Sadlier, R., Shea, G. (2017). A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales. Australia: Reed New Holland.
  • Shea, G. (2017). A new species of Sphenomorphus (Squamata: Scincidae) from the Doberai Peninsula of New Guinea, with a redescription of Sphenomorphus consobrinus (Peters et Doria, 1878). In Dmitry Telnov, Maxwell V.L. Barclay, Olivier S.G. Pauwels (Eds.), Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea, Volume 3, (pp. 35-47). Riga: The Entomological Society of Latvia.
  • Cogger, H., Shea, G., Couper, P. (2017). Comment (Case 3601) � Some matters arising from the Case and the broader issues involved and the need to remove ambiguity in Chapter 3 of the Code. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 73(2-4), 106-112. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2017). Generic allocation of the enigmatic scincid lizard Lygosoma inconspicuum F. Muller, 1895 (Squamata: Scincidae) from Sulawesi. In Dmitry Telnov, Maxwell V.L. Barclay, Olivier S.G. Pauwels (Eds.), Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea, Volume 3, (pp. 27-33). Riga: The Entomological Society of Latvia.
  • Cogger, H., Shea, G., Couper, P. (2017). Some matters arising from the Case and the broader issues involved and the need to remove ambiguity in Chapter 3 of the Code. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 73(2-4), 106-112. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2017). The identity of Lygosoma (Hinulia) misolense Vogt, 1928 (Squamata: Scincidae). In Dmitry Telnov, Maxwell V.L. Barclay, Olivier S.G. Pauwels (Eds.), Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea, Volume 3, (pp. 21-25). Riga: The Entomological Society of Latvia.

2016

  • Shea, G. (2016). Emoia ahli (Vogt, 1932), a synonym of Emoia battersbyi (Procter, 1923) (Squamata: Scincidae). Amphibia-Reptilia, 37(3), 315-319. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2016). History of Discovery of the New Zealand Lizard Fauna. In David G. Chapple (Eds.), New Zealand Lizards, (pp. 13-63). Switzerland: Springer. [More Information]
  • Shea, G., Beatson, C., Sadlier, R. (2016). The Nomenclature and Type Material of Crocodylus johnstoni (Krefft, 1873). Records of the Australian Museum, 68(3), 81-98. [More Information]
  • Bryden, M., Egerton, J., Shea, G. (2016). Veterinary anatomy. In John Egerton (Eds.), Veterinary research at the University of Sydney: The first century, (pp. 329-347). Sydney: The University of Sydney.
  • Fawcett, A., Shea, G. (2016). What is your diagnosis? Curvature of the penis in a male neutered cat with lower urinary tract obstruction. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 46(1), 23-24.
  • Fawcett, A., Shea, G. (2016). What is your diagnosis? Curvature of the penis in a male neutered cat with lower urinary tract obstruction. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 46(1), 23-24.

2015

  • Shea, G. (2015). A new species of Anilios (Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae) from Central Australia. Zootaxa, 4033 (1), 103-116. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2015). Contributions to the History of Herpetology. Volume 1. Copeia, 103(4), 1113-1114. [More Information]
  • Sadlier, R., Bauer, A., Shea, G., Smith, S. (2015). Taxonomic Resolution to the Problem of Polyphyly in the New Caledonian Scincid Lizard Genus Lioscincus (Squamata: Scincidae). Records of the Australian Museum, 67(7), 207-224. [More Information]
  • Kusrini, M., Rowley, J., Khairunnisa, L., Shea, G., Altig, R. (2015). The Reproductive Biology and Larvae of the First Tadpole-Bearing Frog, Limnonectes larvaepartus. PloS One, 10(1), 1-9. [More Information]

2014

  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Shea, G., Cutter, S. (2014). Blake Whipsnake (Demansia papuensis species group) envenomation in a Jack Russell terrier. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 44(2), 627-630.
  • Shea, G. (2014). Book Review: Australian Lizards: A Natural History. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 89, 274-275. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2014). From lineages to webs: a history of the Australian Society of Herpetologists. Australian Journal of Zoology, 62(6), 431-447. [More Information]
  • Sadlier, R., Bauer, A., Smith, S., Shea, G., Whitaker, A. (2014). High elevation endemism on New Caledonia's ultramafic peaks - a new genus and two new species of scincid lizard. Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Memoires, 206, 115-125.
  • Shea, G. (2014). Special After Dinner Plenary Speaker. 38th Australian Society of Herpetologists.
  • Sadlier, R., Shea, G., Jourdan, H., Whitaker, A., Bauer, A. (2014). The New Caledonian Leopard Skink Lacertoides pardalis (Reptilia;Scincidae); a review of the species' morphology, distribution, behavior and conservation. Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Memoires, 206, 31-44.

2013

  • Ferguson, S., Shea, G., Jourdan, H., Sadlier, R., Bauer, A. (2013). Arboreality in Pacific skinks: the natural history of the New Caledonian Green-bellied Forest Skink, Lioscincus nigrofasciolatus. 37th Meeting of The Australian Society of Herpetologists.
  • Bohm, M., Collen, B., Baillie, J., Bowles, P., Chanson, J., Cox, N., Hammerson, G., Hoffmann, M., Livingstone, S., Ram, M., Lane, A., Radder, R., Shea, G., Shine, R., Somaweera, R., et al (2013). The conservation status of the world's reptiles. Biological Conservation, 157, 372-385. [More Information]

2012

  • Bauer, A., Sadlier, R., Jackman, T., Shea, G. (2012). A new member of the Bavayia cyclura species group (Reptilia: Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from the southern ranges of New Caledonia. Pacific Science, 66(2), 239-247. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2012). Book Review: The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Copeia, 2012, 578-582.
  • Shea, G. (2012). Emendation of the specific name of the frog Neobatrachus sudelli (Lamb, 1911) (Anura: Myobatrachidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 56(1), 116-117.
  • Amey, A., Couper, P., Shea, G. (2012). Intellagama lesueurii (Gray, 1831), the correct binomial combination for the Australian Eastern Water Dragon (Sauria, Agamidae). Zootaxa, 3390, 65-67.
  • Shea, G. (2012). On the identity of the type species of Sphenomorphus (Squamata: Scincidae): Lygosoma melanopogon Dumeril and Bibron 1839, with a note on a new scalation character of the pes in Sphenomorphus. Zootaxa, 3490, 1-29.
  • Shea, G. (2012). The Eponym Dictionary of reptiles. Copeia, 3, 578-590.
  • Shea, G. (2012). The life and herpetological collections of James Ramsay, with correction of the type localities of two rare snakes from New South Wales. Australian Zoologist, 36(2), 145-152. [More Information]

2011

  • Shea, G., Couper, P., Worthington Wilmer, J., Amey, A. (2011). Revision of the genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Australia. Zootaxa, 3146, 1-63.

2010

  • Shea, G., Jourdan, H., Sadlier, R., Bauer, A. (2010). Biology of the New Caledonian skink fauna. 1: Why did the Tropidoscincus lose its stripes, and other unsolved mysteries. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 37(1), 97-97.
  • Craven, R., Shea, G. (2010). Ramphotyphlops braminus (Brahminy Blind Snake). Kiribati: Gilbert Islands. Herpetological Review, 41(4), 518-518.
  • Shea, G. (2010). The suburban terrestrial reptile fauna of Sydney- winners and losers. Royal Zoological Society of NSW 2007 Forum The Natural History of Sydney, Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. [More Information]

2009

  • Shea, G., Stone, K. (2009). An observation of copulation in the Barred Tree Skink, Emoia trossula Brown & Gibbons, 1986 (Squamata: Scincidae) in Tonga. Herpetofauna, 39(2), 100-102.
  • Bonin, M., Shea, G. (2009). First record of the Brahminy Blind Snake, Ramphotyphlops braminus (Serpentes: Typhlopidae), from Samoa, South Pacific. Herpetofauna, 39(2), 74-77.
  • Shea, G., Jourdan, H., Sadlier, R., Bauer, A. (2009). Natural history of the New Caledonian whiptailed skink Tropidoscincus variabilis (Bavay, 1869) (Squamata: Scincidae). Amphibia-Reptilia, 30(2), 207-220. [More Information]

2008

  • Bauer, A., Jackman, T., Sadlier, R., Shea, G., Whitaker, A. (2008). A New Small-bodied Species of Bavayia (reptilla: Squamata:Diplodactylidae) from Southeastern New Caledonia. Pacific Science, 62(2), 247-256. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2008). A range extension for Lipinia nototaenia (Boulenger, 1914) (Squamata: Scincidae) and the reproductive mode of the species. Hamadryad: journal of the centre for herpetology, 32(1), 69-70.
  • Couper, P., Sadlier, R., Shea, G., Worthington Wilmer, J. (2008). A Reassessment of Saltuarius swaini (Lacertilia:Diplodactylidae) in Southeastern Queensland and New South wales: Two New taxa, Phylogeny, Biogeography and Conservation. Records of the Australian Museum, 60, 87-118. [More Information]
  • Shea, G., Michels, J. (2008). A replacement name for Sphenomorphus keiensis (Kopstein, 1926) from the southeastern Moluccas, Indonesia (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) with a redescription of the species. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum. Zoologische Mededelingen, 82(52), 737-747.
  • Pearson, H., Shea, G. (2008). First Record of the Alpine Water Skink, Eulamprus Kosciuskoi (Kinghorn, 1932) (Squamata: Scincidae) from Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 52(2), 238.
  • Shea, G. (2008). Rejection of an Australian distribution of the Solomon Islands agamid lizard Hypsilurus Longii (Macleay, 1877). Hamadryad: journal of the centre for herpetology, 33, 127-129.

2007

  • Shea, G., Kraus, F. (2007). A list of herpetological type specimens in the collections of the Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery and University of Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa, (1514), 37-60. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2007). A possible second record of the Central Ranges Taipan, Oxyuranus temporalis (Elapidae). Herpetofauna, 37(2), 95-97.
  • Shea, G., Scanlon, J. (2007). Revision of the Small Tropical Whipsnakes Previously Referred to Demansia olivacea (Gray, 1842) and Demansia torquata (Gunther, 1862) (Squamata: Elapidae). Records of the Australian Museum, 59, 117-142. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2007). Snakes of South-East Queensland. Herpetofauna, 37(2), 109-110.
  • Shea, G. (2007). The Snakes of Sulawesi: A Field Guide to the Land Snakes of Sulawesi with Identification Keys. Herpetofauna, 37(2), 117-118.

2006

  • Colgan, D., Muir, G., Shea, G., Cogger, H. (2006). A survey of the terrestrial reptiles of Norfolk Island March 2005: Report 3. The levels of intraspecific genetic differentiation among island populations of the gekkonid lizard Christinus guentheri in the Norfolk Island complex.
  • Cogger, H., Shea, G., Muir, G. (2006). A survey of the terrestrial reptiles of Norfolk Island March 2005: 1. Executive Summary and Background Document.
  • Cogger, H., Muir, G., Shea, G. (2006). A survey of the terrestrial reptiles of Norfolk Island March 2005: 2. A qualitative assessment of the relative abundance of the Norfolk and Lord Howe Island reptiles Christinus guentheri and Oligosoma lichenigera and comparison with previous surveys.
  • Cogger, H., Muir, G., Shea, G. (2006). A survey of the terrestrial reptiles of Norfolk Island March 2005:Report 4. Assessment of the suitability of potential gecko re-introduction sites on Norfolk's main island, and a review of threatening processes and the recovery actions proposed in the draft Recovery Plan.
  • Shea, G. (2006). Diet of two species of bluetongue skink, Tiliqua multifasciata and Tiliqua occipitalis (Squamata: Scincidae). Australian Zoologist, 33(3), 359-368.
  • Bauer, A., Shea, G. (2006). Lacertidae Pedioplanus inornata (Roux, 1907) Plain Sand Lizard Maximum Size. African Herp News, 40, 19.
  • Murphy, K., Hudson, S., Shea, G. (2006). Reproductive Seasonality of Three Cold-Temperature Viviparous Skinks from Southeastern Australia. Journal of Herpetology, 40(4), 454-464. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2006). Reptiles of the Solomon Islands by Mike McCoy. Herpetofauna, 36(2), 127-128.

2005

  • Sadlier, R., O'Meally, D., Shea, G. (2005). A new species of spiny-tailed gecko (Squamata : Diplodactylidae:Strophurus) from inland Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 51(2), 573-582.
  • Kraus, F., Shea, G. (2005). Additional reptile and amphibian range extensions for Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Herpetological Review, 36(4), 471-473.
  • Shea, G., Amey, A., Couper, P. (2005). Fatal intra-specific aggression in free ranging blue tongued lizards, Tiliqua scincoides (scincidae). Herpetofauna, 35(2), 73-75.
  • Shea, G. (2005). The Type Locality of the Sphagnum Frog Philoria Loveridgei (Anura: Myobatrachidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum | Culture, 51(2), 524.

2004

  • Swan, G., Shea, G., Sadlier, R. (2004). A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales. Australia: Reed New Holland.
  • Greer, A., Shea, G. (2004). A New Character Within The Taxonomically Difficult Sphenomorphus Group Of Lygosomine Skinks, With A Description Of A New Species From New Guinea. Journal of Herpetology, 38(1), 79-87. [More Information]
  • Couper, P., Amey, A., Shea, G. (2004). Comments on the Taxonomic Status of Cyrtodactylus Abrae Wells 2002. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum | Culture, 49(2), 648.
  • Shea, G. (2004). The Horn Expedition (1894) To Central Australia : New Directions In Australian Herpetology. Bonner Zoologische Beitraege, 52(38445), 245-273.

2003

  • Bauer, A., Shea, G., Günther, R. (2003). An annotated catalogue of the types of scincid lizards (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae) in the collection of the Museums für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ZMB). Zoosystematics and Evolution: Mitteilungen aus dem Museum fur Naturkunde zu Berlin, 79(2), 253-321.
  • Greer, A., Shea, G. (2003). Seondary temporal scale overlap pattern: a character of possible broad systematics importance in sphenomorphine skinks. Journal of Herpetology, 37(3), 545-549. [More Information]
  • Shea, G. (2003). Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy, Third Edition. Australian Veterinary Journal, 81(5), 270.

2002

  • Shea, G. (2002). Does Tympanocryptis lineata occur in New South Wales? Herpetofauna, 32(2), 83-84.
  • Shea, G., Greer, A. (2002). From Sphenomorphus to Lipinia: generic Reassignment of two poorly known New Guinea Skinks. Journal of Herpetology, 36, 148-156.
  • Koenig, J., Shine, R., Shea, G. (2002). The dangers of life in the city: Patterns of activity, Injury and mortality in surburban lizards (Tiliqua scincoides). Journal of Herpetology, 36(1), 62-68.
  • Shea, G., Koenig, J., Shine, R. (2002). The eastern bluetongue skink Tiliqua scincoides in the Sydney metropolitan area: the great survivor, or just hanging on? Herpetofauna, 32(1), 39-46.

2001

  • Shea, G. (2001). An overlooked senoir synonym of Pogona barbata (Cuvier, 1829) (Squamata:Agamidae). Amphibia-Reptilia, 22 (1), 124-126.
  • Shea, G. (2001). Hyla lesueeurii Bory de Saint Vincent, 1828: An overlooked and Problematic Frog species name. Journal of Herpetology, 35 (2), 338-340.
  • Shea, G. (2001). Spermatogenic Cycle, Sperm Storage and Sertoli Cell Size in a Scolecophidian (Ramphotyphlops nigrescens) from Australia. Journal of Herpetology, 35 (1), 85-91.
  • Koenig, J., Shine, R., Shea, G. (2001). The ecology of an Australian reptile icon: how do blue-tongued lizards (Tiliqua scincoides) survive in suburbia? Wildlife Research, 28, 215-227.
  • Laing, C., Trube, A., Shea, G., Fraser, D. (2001). The requirement for natural sunlight to prevent Vitamin D deficiency in iguanian lizards. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 32(3), 342-348.

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