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Leiolopisma alazon ZUG, 1985

IUCN Red List - Leiolopisma alazon - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Lauan Ground Skink 
SynonymLeiolopisma alazon ZUG 1985
Leiolopisma alazon — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995 
DistributionFiji Islands (Yanuya Island)

Type locality: Fiji, Ono-i-Lau, Yanuya Island, 20° 37’ S, 178° 41’ W.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 229989 
  • 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
  • Morrison, C. 2003. A Field Guide to the Herpetofauna of Fiji. Suva, Fiji: Institute of Applied Sciences, University of the South Pacific, 121 pp.
  • Zug,G. R. 1985. A new skink (Reptilia: Sauria: Leiolopisma) from Fiji. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 98 (1): 221-231 - get paper here
  • Zug,G. R. 1991. The lizards of Fiji: Natural history and systematics. Bishop Mus. Bull. Zool. 2: 1-136
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