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Taxonomy of the family Scincidae
Bibliography of the genus Tribolonotus
Biodiversity of the family Scincidae








Genus
Tribolonotus

Casque-headed Skinks, Helmeted Skinks, Crocodile Skinks, (Spiny-tailed Skinks)

Helmskinke, Buschkrokodile

Hjelmskinker

1839 Tribolonotus Dumeril & Bibron (type species: Zonurus novaeguineae Schlegel 1834)
1930 Pediporus Roux (type species: Tribolonotus schmidti Burt 1930; syn. Mittleman 1952)
Contents: 10 species, of which 9 (90.0%) are endemic.
Distribution: New Guinea (incl. satellites), Solomon Islands.
Reported from: Indonesia (Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Admiralty Islands (Manus)], New Britain, Umboi), Eastern New Guinea, North Solomon Islands [Bougainville, Buka]), Solomon Islands (incl. Guadalcanal).

Tribolonotus annectens

New Britain Casque-headed Skink

New-Britain-Helmskink

New Britain-hjelmskink

1966 Tribolonotus annectens Zweifel

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [New Britain, Umboi]).


Tribolonotus blanchardi

Choiseul Casque-headed Skink, (Blanchard's Crocodile Skink)

Choiseul-Helmskink

Choiseul-hjelmskink

1930 Tribolonotus blanchardi Burt

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (North Solomon Islands [Bougainville]), Solomon Islands.


Tribolonotus brongersmai

Manus Island Casque-headed Skink

Manus-Helmskink

Manus-hjelmskink

1972 Tribolonotus brongersmai Cogger

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (Admiralty Islands: Manus).


Tribolonotus choiseulensis

Choiseul Casque-headed Skink

Choiseul-Helmskink

Choiseul-hjelmskink

2017 Tribolonotus choiseulensis Rittmeyer & Austin

Remarks: Previously regarded as a population of pseudoponceleti (e.g., McCoy 2006).
Distribution: Solomon Islands (Choiseul).


Tribolonotus gracilis

Red-eyed Casque-headed Skink

Rotaugen-Helmskink

Rødøjet Hjelmskink

1909 Tribolonotus gracilis De Rooij

Distribution: Indonesia (Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tribolonotus novaeguineae

Papuan Casque-headed Skink

Papuanischer Helmskink

Papuansk Hjelmskink

1834 Zonurus novaeguineae Schlegel
Tribolonotus novae-guineae Boulenger 1887

Distribution: Indonesia (Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tribolonotus parkeri

Buka Casque-headed Skink

Buka-Helmskink

Buka-hjelmskink

2017 Tribolonotus parkeri Rittmeyer & Austin

Remarks: Previously regarded as a population of pseudoponceleti (e.g., Greer & Parker 1968; McCoy 2006).
Distribution: Papua New Guinea (North Solomon Islands: Buka).


Tribolonotus ponceleti

Greater Bougainville Casque-headed Skink, (Poncelet's Crocodile Skink)

Großer Bougainville-Helmskink

Stor Bougainville-hjelmskink

1937 Tribolonotus ponceleti Kinghorn

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (North Solomon Islands [Bougainville]), Solomon Islands.


Tribolonotus pseudoponceleti

Lesser Bougainville Crocodile Skink, Western Crocodile Skink

Kleiner Bougainville-Helmskink

Lille Bougainville-hjelmskink

1968 Tribolonotus pseudoponceleti Greer & Parker

Remarks: Now restricted to Bougainville. Previously included the populations now assigned to choiseulensis and parkeri. Records from Choiseul and Buka refer to these two species, respectively (Rittmeyer & Austin 2017).
Distribution: Papua New Guinea (North Solomon Islands: Bougainville).


Tribolonotus schmidti

Guadalcanal Casque-headed Skink, (Schmidt's Crocodile Skink)

Guadalcanal-Helmskink

Guadalcanal-hjelmskink

1930 Tribolonotus schmidti Burt

Distribution: Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal).