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Tropidoscincus aubrianus BOCAGE, 1873

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymTropidoscincus aubrianus BOCAGE 1873: 230
Sauroscincus braconnieri PETERS 1879: 149
Tropidoscincus aubrianus — SADLIER 1987: 27
Tropidoscincus aubrianus — BAUER & VINDUM 1990
Tropidoscincus aubrianus — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Tropidoscincus aubrianus — BAUER & SADLIER 2000 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: Pouebo, New Caledonia, 20° 52’ S, 165° 16’ E (neotype locality)  
TypesNeotype: NMBA (= NHMB) 7424 (designated by SADLIER 1987), Pouebo, New Caledonia, collected Roux & Sarasin. Syntypes originally MB (MBL) (2 specimens), New Caledonia, collected E. Deplanche, presented C.E. Aubry-Lecomte; lost when the collection was destroyed by fire in 1978.
Holotype: ZMB 9702 [Sauroscincus braconnieri] 
DiagnosisDescription: Bauer et al. 2000: 216. 
CommentUncommon and restricted to a few localities.

Type species: Tropidoscincus aubrianus BOCAGE 1873: 230 is the type species of the genus Tropidoscincus BOCAGE 1873. 
EtymologyNamed after Charles Eugene Aubry-Lecomte (1821-1879), a French civil servant, and administrator in New Caledonia who also collected many animals and plants. 
  • 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
  • Bauer, A. M. & SADLIER, R. A. (eds.) 2000. The herpetofauna of New Caledonia. Contributions to Herpetology, 17; Society for Study Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York.
  • Bauer, A.M. & Sadlier,R.A. 1993. Systematics, biogeography and conservation of the lizards of New Caledonia. Biodiv. Lett. 1: 107-122 - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M.;Vindum, Jens V. 1990. A checklist and key to the herpetofauna of New Caledonia, with remarks on biogeography. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 47 (2): 17-45 - 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
  • Bocage, J. V. Barboza du. 1873. 3. Sur quelques sauriens nouveaux de la Nouvelle Calédonie et de l’Australie. Jornal de Sciencias Mathematicas, Physicas e Naturaes, Lisboa, 4: 228—232. - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1879. Über Sauroscincus, eine neue Gattung von Scincoiden, aus Neu-Caledonien. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 1879 (10): 149-150 - get paper here
  • Sadlier R A 1987. A review of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 39(1) 1987: 1-66 [1986] - get paper here
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