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Tribolonotus brongersmai COGGER, 1972

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae (Tiliquini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Brongersma's Helmet Skink 
SynonymTribolonotus brongersmai COGGER 1972
Tribolonotus brongersmai — MYS 1988: 148
Tribolonotus brongersmai — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995 
DistributionAdmirality Islands (endemic), Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain)

Type locality: circa 9 miles east of Lorengau on Manus Island.  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R30000, an adult male collected by H . G . Cogger, H . C. Dessauer and T . Gobble; Paratypes. AMNH 105873, an adult male and AM R29999, an unsexed hatchling. Data as for holotype. 
CommentKnown only from 2 specimens (Austin et al. 2010). 
EtymologyNamed after Leo Daniel Brongersma (1907-1994) [obituary in Copeia 1995: 513 and Zool. Med. Leiden 69: 177]. 
  • 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
  • Cogger,H.G. 1972. A new scincid lizard of the genus Tribolonotus from Manus Island, New Guinea. Zoologische Mededelingen 47: 202-210 - get paper here
  • Greer A E 1982. A new species of Geomyersia (Scincidae) from the Admirality Islands, with a summary of the genus. Journal of Herpetology 16 (1): 61-66 - get paper here
  • Mys, Benoit 1988. The zoogeography of the scincid lizards from North Papua New Guinea (Reptilia: Scincidae). I. The distribution of the species. Bull. Inst. Roy. Sci. Nat. Belgique (Biologie) 58: 127-183
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