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Taxonomy of the genus Leiolopisma Biodiversity of the family Scincidae

Bibliography of the genus
Leiolopisma (Indo-Pacific Ground Skinks)

(Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae)

Note: In order to limit redundancy, relevant literature indexed in the related bibliographies in the left column may not have been included in this page. For a comprehensive search of literature, these bibliographies should therefore also be consulted.

Leiolopisma in general

Austin, J.J.; Arnold, E.N. 2006. Using ancient and recent DNA to explore relationships of extinct and endangered Leiolopisma skinks (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the Mascarene islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39(2): 503-511.

Cree, A. 1994. Low annual reproductive output in female reptiles from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 21(4): 351-372.

Dick, B.B. 1981. A lizard study on Great Barrier Island. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 12(2): 3-6.

Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology (Supplementary Series) 31: 1-67.

Hutchinson, M.N.; Donnellan, S.C.; Baverstock, P.R.; Krieg, M.; Simms, S.; Burgin, S. 1990. Immunological relationships and generic revision of the Australian lizards assigned to the genus Leiolopisma (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Australian Journal of Zoology 38(5): 535-554.

James, C.; Shine, R. 1985. The seasonal timing of reproduction: a tropical-temperate comparison in Australian lizards. Oecologia (Heidelberg) 67(4): 464-474.

McCallum, J. 1981. Reptiles of Tawhiti Rahi Island, Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand. Tane 27: 55-58.

Newman, D.G.; Towns, D.R. 1985. A survey of the herpetofauna of the northern and southern blocks, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 15(3): 279-287.

Patterson, G.B.; Daugherty, C.H. 1990. Four new species and one new subspecies of skinks, genus Leiolopisma (Reptilia: Lacertilia: Scincidae) from New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 20(1): 65-84.

Patterson, G.B.; Daugherty, C.H. 1995. Reinstatement of the genus Oligosoma (Reptilia: Lacertilia: Scincidae). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 25(3): 327-331.

Porter, R. 1981. Lizards of Lady Alice Island, Hen and Chickens Group, north-east New Zealand. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 13(1): 26-28.

Shea, G.M. 1987. Oviparity in Leiolopisma jigurru and a brief review of reproductive mode in Leiolopisma. Herpetological Review 18(2): 29-32.

Whitaker, A.H. 1987. The roles of lizards in New Zealand plant reproductive strategies. New Zealand Journal of Botany 25(2): 315-328.

Leiolopisma alazon

Zug, G.R. 1985. A new skink (Reptilia: Sauria: Leiolopisma) from Fiji. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 98(1): 221-231.

Leiolopisma telfairii

Arnold, E.N. 1980. Recently extinct reptile populations from Mauritius and Reunion, Indian Ocean. Journal of Zoology (London) 191(1): 33-47.

Bloxam, Q.M.C. 1976. The maintenance and breeding of the Round island skink Leiolopisma telfairii (Desjardins). Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust Annual Report 13: 53-56.

Bloxam, Q.M.C. 1982. The feasibility of reintroduction of captive-bred Round Island skink Leiolopisma telfairii to Gunners' Quoin. Dodo 19: 37-41.

Brown, D.S.; Burger, R.; Cole, N.; Vencatasamy, D.; Clare, E.L.; Montazam, A.; Symondson, W.O.C. 2014. Dietary competition between the alien Asian Musk Shrew (Suncus murinus) and a re-introduced population of Telfair's Skink (Leiolopisma telfairii). Molecular Ecology 23(15): 3695-3705.

Cooper, J.E.; Arnold, L.; Henderson, G.M. 1982. A developmental abnormality in the Round Island skink Leiolopisma telfairii. Dodo 19: 78-81.

Cooper, J.E.; West, C.D. 1988. Radiological studies on endangered Mascarene fauna. Oryx 22(1): 18-24.

Copsey, J.A.; Shelbourne, G.; Grice, R.; Goder, M.; Buckland, S.; Jhumka, Z.; Nundlaul, V.; Jones, C.; Cole, N. 2011. Possible control of introduced giant African land snails (Achatina spp.) by the reintroduced endemic skink Leiolopisma telfairii, Ile aux Aigrettes, Mauritius. Management of Biological Invasions 2(1): 39-45.

Garbutt, N. 1992. The reptiles of Round Island, Mauritius. Herptile 17(4): 157-170.

Hardy, G.S. 1979. The karyotypes of two scincid lizards, and their bearing on relationships in genus Leiolopisma and its relatives (Scincidae: Lygosominae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 6(4): 609-612.

King, F.W. 1988. Animal rights: a growing moral dilemma. Animal Kingdom 91: 33-35.

Needham, R.J. 1981. SAFE Scheme R1. Rephiberary 49: 2-3.

North, S.G.; Bullock, D.J.; Dulloo, M.E. 1993. Changes in the vegetation and reptile populations on Round Island, Mauritius, following eradication of rabbits. Biological Conservation 67(1): 21-28.

Pernetta, A.P.; Bell, D.J.; Jones, C.G. 2005. Macro- and microhabitat use of Telfair's Skink (Leiolopisma telfairii) on Round Island, Mauritius: implications for their translocation. Acta Oecologica 28(3): 313-323.

Pernetta, A.P.; Ross, T.N.; Jones, C.G. 2005. Natural history notes: Leiolopisma telfairii (Telfair's Skink). Caudal luring. Herpetological Review 36(3): 320-321.

Sautereau, L. 1984. Leiolopisma telfairii (Desjardins) (1). Revue Francaise d'Aquariologie Herpetologie 11(2)(281): 1.

Sautereau, L. 1984. Leiolopisma telfairii (Desjardins) (2). Revue Francaise d'Aquariologie Herpetologie 11(2)(282): 2.

Tonge, S. 1985. The management of juvenile Telfair's skinks Leiolopisma telfairii with particular reference to the role of ultra violet light. pp. 61-72. In: Townson, S. & Lawrence, K. (eds.). Reptiles. Breeding, behavioural and veterinary aspects. British Herpetological Society, London. 124 pp.

Tonge, S. 1989. A preliminary account of changes in reptile populations on Round Island following the eradication of rabbits. Dodo 26: 8-17.

Tonge, S.J.; Barlow, S.C. 1985. Aspects of the biology of the Round Island skink Leiolopisma telfairii. Dodo 22: 97-109.