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Leiolopisma fasciolare (GIRARD, 1858)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymHombronia fasciolaris GIRARD 1858: 196
Leiolopisma fasciolare - MITTLEMAN 1952
Leiolopisma fasciolare - HARDY 1977: 261
Hardyscincus fasciolare - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985 
TypesHolotype: USNM 5685 
CommentDistribution: Has been reported from New Zealand by GIRARD 1858 but has been removed from the list of New Zealand lizards by Hardy & Hicks 1980.

Synonymy: The name “Hombronia” is preoccupied by a crustacean.

''The presumed holotype of Hombronia fasciolaris matches neither the original description nor Girard's redescription; instead the specimen is more similar to the description and redescription of Lipinia vulcania. This specimen is tentatively proposed as the holotype of the latter taxon; the type of the former is not extant in the USNM.'' [from ZUG 1985, Copeia] 
  • Girard, C. 1858. Descriptions of some new Reptiles, collected by the US. Exploring Expedition under the command of Capt. Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Fourth Part. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci Philadelphia 1857: 195-199 - get paper here
  • Hardy G S; Hicks G R F 1980. Proposed removal of Leiolopisma (?) fasciolare from the checklist of New Zealand Scincidae (Reptilia: Lacertilia), and a note on the name Hombronia. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 7 (3): 425-426.
  • Hardy, G. 1977. The New Zealand Scincidae: a taxonomic study. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 4: 221-325 - get paper here
  • Mittleman, M.B. 1952. A generic synopsis of the Lizards of the Subfamily Lygosominae. Smithson. misc. Collns, 117: 1-35. - get paper here
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