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Eugongylus albofasciolatus (GÜNTHER, 1872)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Reclusive Litter Skink, Barred Recluse Skink, White-striped Cape Skink 
SynonymEumeces albofasciolatus GÜNTHER 1872: 370
Lygosoma albofasciolatum — BOULENGER 1895: 31
Lygosoma albofasciolatum boettgeri STERNFELD 1918
Riopa albofasciolatum poehli MERTENS 1924 (nom. nov. pro L. a. boettgeri)
Riopa albofasciolata — BURT & BURT 1932
Riopa albofasciolatum — HEDIGER 1934
Riopa (Eugongylus) albofasciolata — SMITH 1937: 229
Eugongylus albofasciolatus — GREER 1974: 14
Eugongylus albofasciolatus — COGGER 1983: 163
Eugongylus albofasciolatus — MYS 1988: 137
Eugongylus albofasciolatus — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Eugongylus albofasciolatus — COGGER 2000: 480
Eugongylus albofasciolatus — KAISER et al. 2020 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland), Solomon islands (fide SMITH 1937), New Britain, New Ireland, Micronesia (Uman District Islands)

Type locality: northern Australia  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.13.74 (provenance of holotype doubtful; no subsequent Australian records of this widely distributed extralimital species). 
CommentLygosoma albofasciolatum boettgeri STERNFELD 1918 is a homonym of Lygosoma (Emoa) boettgeri. 
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  • Günther, A. 1872. Notice of a new species of lizard (Eumeces albofasciolatus) from north Australia. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4) 10: 370-371 - get paper here
  • Hediger, H. 1934. Beitrag zur Herpetologie und Zoogeographie Neu-Britanniens und einiger umliegender Gebiete. Zool. Jahrb. (Syst.) 65: 441-582
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