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Caledoniscincus cryptos SADLIER, BAUER & COLGAN, 1999

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
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) Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: AMS R135141 
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). 
  • 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
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