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Oligosoma lichenigerum (O’SHAUGHNESSY, 1874)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands Skink 
SynonymMocoa lichenigera O’SHAUGHNESSY 1874: 298
Leiolopisma cuprea — LOVERIDGE 1934
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) lichenigerum — SMITH 1937: 224
Leiolopisma lichenigerum — GREER 1974: 16
Pseudemoia lichenigera — COGGER 1994
Leiolopisma lichenigerum — COGGER 1983: 169
Leiolopisma lichengera [sic] — BAUER 1989: 44
Cyclodina lichenigera — COGGER 2000: 753
Oligosoma lichenigera — CHAPPLE et al. 2009 
DistributionAustralia (Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Islands; New South Wales [fide SMITH 1937])

Type locality: Lord Howe Island.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.16.27 
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  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1934. Australian reptiles in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 77: 243-383 - get paper here
  • O’Shaughnessy,A.W.E. 1874. A description of a new species of Scincidae in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 13: 298-301 - 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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