Abstract

Until recently there were only two known species of the genus Tribolonotus, apeculiar genus thought to be restricted to New Guinea, but two more were found in the Solomon Islands by members of the Whitney South Sea Expedition and described by C. E. Burt during the year 1930. The following description is of a fifth species, also from the Solomon Group, and I have named it for the Rev. Father J. B. Poncelet, who has collected many excellent specimens of many kinds for the Trustees of the Australian Museum. Owing to the general shape of the body and the rows of large spines or scutes on the dorsal surface of this lizard, it has been referred to by laymen as a young crocodile. The native name, supplied by Fr. Poncelet, is Ubaibo.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Kinghorn, 1937, Rec. Aust. Mus. 20(1): 1–2
Author
J. Roy Kinghorn
Year
1937
Title
A new species of scink from the Solomon Islands
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
20
Issue
1
Start Page
1
End Page
2
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.20.1937.562
Language
English
Plates
plate i
Date Published
15 May 1937
Cover Date
15 May 1937
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
REPTILIA; TAXONOMY
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13 May 2009
Available Online
16 July 2009
Reference Number
562
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