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Tribolonotus blanchardi BURT, 1930

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlanchard's Helmet Skink 
SynonymTribolonotus blanchardi BURT 1930
Tribolonotus blanchardi BURT 1932: 548
Tribolonotus blanchardi — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995 
DistributionSolomon Islands (Bougainville, Choiseul, Guadalcanal and Nggela)

Type locality: Choiseul Island, Solomon Islands.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: AMNH 43922 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Frank Nelson Blanchard (1888-1937), American biologist. 
References
  • Adler,G.H.; Austin,C.C. & Dudley,R. 1995. Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9: 529-541 - get paper here
  • Austin, Christopher C.; Eric N. Rittmeyer, Stephen J. Richards, George R. Zug 2010. Phylogeny, historical biogeography and body size evolution in Pacific Island Crocodile skinks Tribolonotus (Squamata; Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57 (1): 227-236 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Burt, Charles E. 1930. Herpetological results of the Whitney South Sea Expedition IV. Descriptions of new species of lizards from the Pacific Islands (Scincidæ). American Museum Novitates (427): 1-3 - get paper here
  • Burt, Charles E.;Burt, May Danheim 1932. Herpetological results of the Whitney South Sea Expedition. VI. Pacific island amphibians and reptiles in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 63 (5): 461-597
  • Greer,A.E. & Parker,F. 1967. A new scincid lizard from the northern Solomon Islands. Breviora (275): 1-20 - get paper here
  • Kinghorn,J.R. 1937. A new species of skink from the Solomon Islands. Rec. Austral. Mus. 20 (1): 1-2 - get paper here
  • McCoy, M. 1980. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Wau Ecology Institute Handbook 7. Wau Ecology Institute, Wau, Papua New Guinea.
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - get paper here
 
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