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Caledoniscincus austrocaledonicus (BAVAY, 1869)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma austro-caledonica BAVAY 1869: 21
Lygosoma austro-caledonicum dorsovittatum ROUX 1913: 118
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) austrocaledonicum — SMITH 1937: 225
Leiolopisma austrocaledonicum — GREER 1974: 16
Leiolopisma austrocaledonicum — ZUG 1985
Leiolopisma dorsovittatum bodoi BÖRNER 1980: 8
Caledoniscincus austrocaledonicus — SADLIER 1987: 36
Gongylus austrocaledonica — FRANK & RAMUS 1995: 187
Caledoniscincus austrocaledonicus — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995 
DistributionNew Caledonia (widespread on New Caledonia and the island of the region including the Ile des Pins, Ouvéa, Lifou, and Maré in the Loyalty Island group, Ile Surprise, D’Entrecasteaux Reefs).

Type locality: “partout en Calédonie e dans les iles Loyalty”. Neotype locality: Mt. Aoupinié. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesNeotype: AMS R77757, designated by Sadlier 1987: 37
lectotype: designated by Kramer 1979
Lectotype: NHMB [dorsovittatum] 
CommentThis is the most common lizard in New Caledonia.

Type species: Lygosoma austro-caledonica BAVAY 1869: 21 is the type species of the genus Caledoniscincus SADLIER 1987. 
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
  • 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.; Renevier, Alain; Sadlier, Ross A. 1992. Caledoniscincus austrocaledonicum (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Ile Surprise, D'Entrecasteaux Reefs, New Caledonia. Pacific Science 46 (1): 86-89
  • Bauer, Aaron M.;Sadlier, Roass A. 1994. The terrestrial herpetofauna of the Ile des Pins, New Caledonia. Pacific Science 48 (4): 353-366
  • Bauer,A.M. & Sadlier,R.A. 1993. Systematics, biogeography and conservation of the lizards of New Caledonia. Biodiv. Lett. 1: 107-122
  • Bavay,A. 1869. Catalogue des Reptiles de las Nouvelle - Caledonie et description d'especes nouvelles. Memoires Societe Linniene de Normandie 15: 1-37
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Ineich I 2009. Bocourt’s Terrific Skink, Phoboscincus bocourti Brocchi, 1876 (Squamata, Scincidae, Lygosominae), in GraNdCoLaS P. (ed.), Zoologia Neocaledonica 7. Biodiversity studies in New Caledonia. Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle 198: 149-174. Paris, ISBN: <br />978-2-85653-618-6.
  • 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.; ANTHONY H. WHITAKER, PERRY L.WOOD, JR. & AARON M. BAUER 2014. A new species of lizard in the genus Caledoniscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from far northwest New Caledonia. Zootaxa 3795 (1): 045–060 - get paper here
  • SADLIER, ROSS A.; TONY WHITAKER, PERRY L.WOOD, JR. & AARON M. BAUER 2012. A new species of scincid lizard in the genus Caledoniscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from northwest New Caledonia. Zootaxa 3229: 47–57 - get paper here
  • Sadlier,R.A., Bauer,A.M. & Colgan,D.J. 1999. The scincid lizard genus Caledoniscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia in the Southwest Pacific: a review of Caledoniscincus austrocaledonicus (Bavay) and description of six new species from Province Nord. Rec. Austral. Mus. 51 (1): 57-82 - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Zug,G. R. 1985. A new skink (Reptilia: Sauria: Leiolopisma) from Fiji. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 98 (1): 221-231 - get paper here
 
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