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Caledoniscincus atropunctatus (ROUX, 1913)

IUCN Red List - Caledoniscincus atropunctatus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma austrocaledonicum atropunctatum ROUX 1913: 117
Lygosoma (Leilolepisma) austro-caledonicum atropunctatum — ANGEL 1935: 55
Caledoniscincus atropunctatus - SADLIER 1987
Caledoniscincus atropunctatus — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Caledoniscincus atropunctatus — BAUER & SADLIER 2000 
DistributionNew Caledonia, Vanuatu, Loyalty Islands

Type locality: “en Nouvelle-Calédonie et aux trois iles Loyalty”. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesLectotype: NMBA (= NHMB) 7308, adult male, designated by KRAMER 1979. 
CommentCommon and fairly widespread.

Diagnosis. See diagnosis for Caledoniscincus notialis sp. nov. (above) for features that distinguish Caledoniscincus atropunctatus from other members of the genus. 
References
  • Adler,G.H.; Austin,C.C. & Dudley,R. 1995. Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9: 529-541 - get paper here
  • Angel, F. 1935. Liste de reptiles récoltés par la Mission Aubert de la Rüe aux Nouvelles Hèbrides ou dans les iles voisines. Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat., Paris, (2) 7: 54-56 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A. M. & SADLIER, R. A. (eds.) 2000. The herpetofauna of New Caledonia. Contributions to Herpetology, 17; Society for Study Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York.
  • Bauer, Aaron M.;Sadlier, Roass A. 1994. The terrestrial herpetofauna of the Ile des Pins, New Caledonia. Pacific Science 48 (4): 353-366
  • Bauer, Aaron M.;Vindum, Jens V. 1990. A checklist and key to the herpetofauna of New Caledonia, with remarks on biogeography. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 47 (2): 17-45 - get paper here
  • Bauer,A.M. & Sadlier,R.A. 1993. Systematics, biogeography and conservation of the lizards of New Caledonia. Biodiv. Lett. 1: 107-122
  • Cranbrook, G.G. H., Earl of 1985. The lizards of Vanuatu. ASRA J. (Cheltenham, Gloucester, England) 2(4): 47-70.
  • Ineich, I. 2011. Amphibians and reptiles. In: Bouchet P., Le Guyader H. & PascaL O. (eds), The Natural History of Santo. pp. 187-236. MNhN, Paris; Ird, Marseille; PNI, Paris. 572 pp. (Patrimoines naturels; 70).
  • Kramer, Eugen 1979. Typenkatalog der Echsen im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel (BM), Stand 1978. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 86 (1): 159-166 - get paper here
  • Roux,J. 1913. Les reptiles de de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et des îles Loyalty. In: Nova Caledonia, Recherches scientifiques en Nouvelle Calédonie et aux Iles Loyalty. Zoologie. (vol. 1, L. 2). Sarasin, F. & Roux,J. (eds.). C.W. Kreidel’s Verlag, Wiesbaden, pp. 79-160 - get paper here
  • Sadlier R A 1987. A review of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 39(1) 1987: 1-66 [1986] - get paper here
  • Sadlier R A. Bauer A M. 1997. The terrestrial herpetofauna of the Loyalty Islands. Pacific Science 51 (1): 76-90.
  • SADLIER, ROSS A.; AARON M. BAUER, PERRY Jr. L. WOOD, SARAH A. SMITH, TODD R. JACKMAN 2013. A new species of lizard in the genus Caledoniscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from southern New Caledonia and a review of Caledoniscincus atropunctatus (Roux). Zootaxa 3694 (6): 501–524 - get paper here
 
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