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Caledoniscincus chazeaui SADLIER, BAUER & COLGAN, 1999

IUCN Red List - Caledoniscincus chazeaui - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymCaledoniscincus chazeaui SADLIER, BAUER & COLGAN 1999
Caledoniscincus chazeaui — SMITH et al. 2007 
DistributionNew Caledonia (northeast coast in the vicinity of Hienghène).

Type locality: Koulnoué, Hienghène region, New Caledonia (20°41 32”’S, 164° 59’ 10” E) Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: AMS R138515 
EtymologyNamed for Jean Chazeau of the Laboratoire de Zoologie Appliquée at ORSTOM Nouméa, “in recognitionof his generous support and enthusiasm for our research on New Caledonian lizards” (SADLIER, BAUER & COLGAN 1999). 
  • 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.
  • 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, Sarah A.; Ross A. Sadlier, Aaron M. Bauer, Christopher C. Austin and Todd Jackman 2007. Molecular phylogeny of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia and adjacent areas: Evidence for a single origin of the endemic skinks of Tasmantis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43 (3): 1151-1166 - get paper here
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