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Caledoniscincus orestes SADLIER, 1987

IUCN Red List - Caledoniscincus orestes - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, 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 Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R77882, adult male 
CommentAbundance: common

Habitat: closed forest 
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. (eds.) 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
  • 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.
 
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