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Eugongylus albofasciolatus (GÜNTHER, 1872)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, 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 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  
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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  • Boulenger, G. A. 1895. On a collection of reptiles and batrachians from Ferguson Island, D'Entrecasteaux group British New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 16: 28-32 - get paper here
  • Buden, Donald W. 2015. Reptiles of Uman District Islands (Southeastern Chuuk Lagoon and Kuop Atoll), Federated States of Micronesia. Pacific Science 69 (2): 271-279 - get paper here
  • Buden, Donald W. & Danko Taboroši 2016. Reptiles of the Federated States of Micronesia. Island Research and Education Initiative, 311 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Covacevich, J., Ingram, G. J. & Czechura, G. V. 1982. Rare frogs and reptiles of Cape York Peninsula, Australia. Biol. Conserv. 22: 283-294 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Kaiser, Hinrich; Kaitlin J Rickerl, Melinda M Hull, Morgan M Lewis, Mitzia J Zambada 2020. Herpetological Update from Arno Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Herpetology Notes 13: 699-712 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Mertens, Robert 1924. Herpetologische Mitteilungen. III. Zur Nomenklatur einiger Scinciden. Senckenbergiana 6: 180-181
  • Schmidt, KP 1932. Reptiles and Amphibians from the Solomon Islands. Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Zool. Ser. - 18 (9): 175-190 - get paper here
  • Shea, G.M.; J.P. Michels 2008. A replacement name for Sphenomorphus keiensis (Kopstein, 1926) from the southeastern Moluccas, Indonesia (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) with a redescription of the species. Zoologische Mededelingen 82: 737-747 - 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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