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Oligosoma lichenigera (O’SHAUGHNESSY, 1874)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLord Howe and Norfolk Islands Skink 
SynonymMocoa lichenigera O’SHAUGHNESSY 1874: 298
Leiolopisma cuprea — LOVERIDGE 1934
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) lichenigerum — SMITH 1937: 224
Leiolopisma lichenigerum — GREER 1974: 16
Pseudemoia lichenigera — COGGER 1994
Leiolopisma lichenigerum - COGGER 1983: 169
Leiolopisma lichengera [sic] — BAUER 1989: 44
Cyclodina lichenigera — COGGER 2000: 753
Oligosoma lichenigera — CHAPPLE et al. 2009 
DistributionAustralia (Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Islands; New South Wales [fide SMITH 1937])

Type locality: Lord Howe Island.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.16.27 
Comment 
References
  • Bauer, A. M. 1989. Reptiles and the biogeographic interpretation of New Caledonia. Tuatara 30: 39-50
  • Chapple, David G.; Peter A. Ritchie, Charles H. Daugherty 2009. Origin, diversification, and systematics of the New Zealand skink fauna (Reptilia: Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52 (2): 470-487 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 1971. The reptiles of Lord Howe Island. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 96: 23-38 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Cogger,H.G. 1994. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 5th ed. Reed Books/Cornell University Press, 788 pp.
  • 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
  • Loveridge, A. 1934. Australian reptiles in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bull. Mus Comp. Zool. Harvard 77: 243-383 - get paper here
  • O’Shaughnessy,A.W.E. 1874. A description of a new species of Scincidae in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 13: 298-301 - 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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