Abstract

Leiolopisma baudini n. sp. is described on the basis of a single specimen from the vicinity of Point Culver, Western Australia. The new species is quite distinct and relatively primitive. Its closest living relative appears to be L. entrecasteauxii from southeastern Australia. Brief notes are provided on certain aspects of habitat, female reproduction and colour hues of most of the mainland Australian and Tasmanian species of Leiolopisma, and these data are used to support Rawlinson's (1974b and 1975) suggestion that the Australian species of the genus, at least, form two subgroups. A key is also provided to the described species of Leiolopisma from mainland Australia and Tasmania.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Greer, 1982, Rec. Aust. Mus. 34(12): 549–573
Author
Allen E. Greer
Year
1982
Title
A new species of Leiolopisma (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Western Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
34
Issue
12
Start Page
549
End Page
573
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.34.1982.242
Language
English
Date Published
31 December 1982
Cover Date
31 December 1982
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
REPTILIA; TAXONOMY
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27 January 2009
Available Online
02 March 2009
Reference Number
242
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