Caledoniscincus haplorhinus (GÜNTHER, 1872)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Caledoniscincus haplorhinus?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Euprepes haplorhinus GÜNTHER 1872: 419|
Caledoniscincus haplorhinus — SADLIER, BAUER & COLGAN 1999
Caledoniscincus haplorhinus — SMITH et al. 2007
|Distribution||New Caledonia (widespread in coastal and near coastal areas of the west coast of New Caledonia, and scattered locations on the east coast from near Ouaïème in the north to Houaïlou midway along the coast. Also recorded from two mid altitude sites (ca. 500 m elevation) and one high altitutde site (ca. 1000 m asl) on Mt. Ignambi in the northeast ranges.Widespread throughout the islands of the region including the Ile des Pins off southern New Caledonia, Ouvéa, Lifou, and Maré Island of the Loyalty Islands group, and Ile Surprise off northern New Caledonia.|
Type locality: “New Caledonia”.
|Types||Syntypes: BMNH 19220.127.116.11-46; collected by J. Brenchley. Sadlier (1987) and Sadlier et al. (1999) are in error in listing a holotype.|
|Comment||The description of Caledoniscincus austrocaledonicus SADLIER was composite and contained specimen of C. haplorhinus. C. haplorhinus was placed in the synonymy of C. austro-caledonicum by BOULENGER 1887 and the locality of “Fiji” was indicated as being in error for New Caledonia. Specimens referred to as C. austrocaledonicus from Isle Surprise (Bauer et al. 1992) are C. haplorhinus. Sympatric with Caledoniscincus austrocaledonicus.|
Listed as synonym of C. austrocaledonicus by BAUER & VINDUM (1990).