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Leiolopisma telfairii (DESJARDIN, 1831)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymScincus telfairii DESJARDIN 1831: 293
Leiolopisma Telfairi — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 742
Lygosoma telfairii — BOULENGER 1887: 270
Lygosoma (Hinulia) compressicaudum WERNER 1897 (?)
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) telfairi — SMITH 1937: 224
Leiolopisma telfairii - GREER 1974: 16
Leiolopisma telfairii — AUSTIN & ARNOLD 2006 
DistributionMauritius (restricted to Round Island) Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.21.96-97 (and possibly additional specimens).
Syntypes: ZSM 80/1947, 1 adult, ZSM 81/1947/1-2 [compressicaudum] 
CommentDistribution: Has been living on Mauritius and Reunion but is extinct there now (only fossils can be found)

Synonymy: A specimen in the ZSM labelled as Lygosoma (Hinulia) compressicaudum Werner, 1897 has another handwritten jar label by A. Greer who identifies the specimens as “probably Leiolopisma telfairii (Desjardin, 1831)”. A photo of this specimen is shown here.

Type Species: Scincus telfairii is the type species of the genus Leiolopisma DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839 (fide GREER 1974). For a diagnosis of the genus see ROBB 1975 or HARDY 1977: 230 
EtymologyEtymology (genus): Leiolopisma" is derived from the Greek "leio" meaning smooth, and "lopisma" (the peel) referring to a sloughed outer layer. 
References
  • Austin, J. J. & Arnold, E.N. 2006. Using ancient and recent DNA to explore relationships of extinct and endangered Leiolopisma skinks (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the Mascarene islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39 (2): 503-511 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Desjardin, J. 1831. Sur trois espèces de lézard du genre scinque, qui habitent l'île Maurice (Ile-de-France). Ann. Sci. Nat. Paris 22: 292-299 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Robb, J. 1975. Two new skinks of the genus Leiolopisma from New Zealand. Proc. K. ned. Akad. Wet. (biol. med. Sci.) 78 (5): 477-483
  • Rogner, M. 2006. Mauritius für Anfänger. Reptilia (Münster) 11 (60): 43-50 - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
 
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