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Caledoniscincus cryptos SADLIER, BAUER & COLGAN, 1999

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCaledoniscincus cryptos SADLIER, BAUER & COLGAN 1999 
DistributionNew Caledonia (ranges near Col d’Amieu in the central ranges).

Type locality: 8.3 km from Kouaoua/Canala road intersection on La Foa road, New Caledonia (21° 34’ S, 165° 49’ E)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: AMS R135141 
Diagnosis 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek “cryptos”, for hidden or concealed, alluding to the recognition of this species through genetic analyses only (i.e. different patterns in protein electrophoresis). 
References
  • 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.
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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
 
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