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Taxonomy of the family Pygopodidae
Bibliography of the genus Lialis
Biodiversity of the family Pygopodidae








Genus
Lialis

Long-headed Scaly-foots, Flap-footed Snake Lizards

Spitzkopf-Flossenfüße

Spidssnudede Finnefødder

1835 Lialis Gray (type species: Lialis burtonis Gray 1835)
1843 Ophiophthalmus Fitzinger (type species: Lialis burtonis Gray 1835; syn. Kluge 1974)
1905 Alopecosaurus Lindholm (type species: Alopecosaurus cuneirostris Lindholm 1905; syn. Kluge 1974)
Contents: 2 species, none of which are endemic.
Remarks: Only genus of the family occurring also outside Australia.
Distribution: Australia, New Guinea, and nearby islands.
Reported from: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island, Torres Strait Islands], South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia), Indonesia (Aru Islands, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [New Britain], Eastern New Guinea).

Lialis burtonis

Sharp-snouted Snake Lizard, (Burton's Snake Lizard, Burton's Legless Lizard)

Australische Spitzkopf-Flossenfuß

Australsk Spidssnudet Finnefod, (Burtons Finnefod)

1835 Lialis burtonis Gray
1842 Lialis bicatenata Gray (Loveridge 1934)
1842 Lialis punctulata Gray (Loveridge 1934)
1873 Lialis leptorhyncha Peters (Boulenger 1885)
1873 Lialis punctulata concolor Peters (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)

Remarks: Whitaker & Whitaker (1982) probably confused burtonis and jicari when they recorded burtonis, but not jicari, from New Britain. Only jicari has been reported from that island.
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island, Torres Strait Islands], South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia), Indonesia (Aru Islands, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Lialis burtonis
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Lialis jicari

New Guinea Snake Lizard

Papuanische Spitzkopf-Flossenfuß

Papuansk Finnefod

1903 Lialis jicari Boulenger
1905 Alopecosaurus cuneirostris Lindholm (Kluge 1974)
1905 Alopecosaurus cuneirostris inornata Lindholm (Kluge 1974)

Distribution: Indonesia (Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [New Britain], Eastern New Guinea).