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Caledoniscincus constellatus SADLIER, WHITAKER, WOOD & BAUER, 2012

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCaledoniscincus constellatus SADLIER, WHITAKER, WOOD & BAUER 2012 
DistributionNew Caledonia (Province Nord)

Type locality: Pointe de Vavouto, Province Nord, New Caledonia 21°00'39.8"S 164°41'04.3"E. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2011.0228 (formerly AMS R171497) (collected R.A. Sadlier and A.H. Whitaker 27 Jan. 2009).
Paratypes. AMS R171496 Pointe de Vavouto 21°00'35.1"S 164°41'02.0"E (collected R.A. Sadlier and A.H. Whitaker 27 Jan. 2009); AMS R171470 Pointe de Vavouto 21°00'40.3"S 164°41'07.9"E (collected R.A. Sadlier and A.H. Whitaker 26 Jan. 2009); AMS R171471 Pointe de Vavouto 21°00'34.5"S 164°41'02.0"E (collected R.A. Sadlier and A.H. Whitaker 26 Jan. 2009). 
Comment 
EtymologyThe species epithet is Latin for studded with stars and refers to the pattern of white specks on the dor- sal surface of males of the species. 
References
  • 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
 
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