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Caledoniscincus orestes SADLIER, 1987

IUCN Red List - Caledoniscincus orestes - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCaledoniscincus orestes SADLIER 1987: 48
Caledoniscincus orestes — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Caledoniscincus orestes — BAUER & SADLIER 2000 
DistributionNew Caledonia (elevation between 400 and 1680 m)

Type locality: Mt. Panié, NE New Caledonia  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R77882, adult male 
Diagnosis 
CommentAbundance: common

Habitat: closed forest 
EtymologyNamed after Orestes, the son of King Agamemnon and his wife, Clytemnestra. Clytemnestra murdered Agamemnon, and then Orestes and his sister Electra murdered Clytemnestra to avenge their father. 
References
  • Adler,G.H.; Austin,C.C. & Dudley,R. 1995. Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9: 529-541 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A. M. & SADLIER, R. A. 2000. The herpetofauna of New Caledonia. Contributions to Herpetology, 17; Society for Study Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York.
  • Bauer, A.M. & Sadlier,R.A. 1993. Systematics, biogeography and conservation of the lizards of New Caledonia. Biodiv. Lett. 1: 107-122 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Sadlier R A 1987. A review of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 39(1) 1987: 1-66 [1986] - get paper here
  • Sadlier, R.A., O’Meally, D., and Bauer, A.M. 2002. The scincid lizard genus Caledoniscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific: a review of Caledoniscincus orestes Sadlier. Zoologica Neocaledonica 5, Mem. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 187:257-267.
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
 
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