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Caledoniscincus terma SADLIER, BAUER & COLGAN, 1999

IUCN Red List - Caledoniscincus terma - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCaledoniscincus terma SADLIER, BAUER & COLGAN 1999 
DistributionNew Caledonia (Mt. Mandjélia)

Type locality: Mt. Mandjélia, 10.3 km E Tade River crossing, New Caledonia (20°24’S, 164° 30’ E)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: AMS R146320 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the Latin “terma”, meaning “end”, alluding to the position of the type locality at the northern end of the northeast ranges. 
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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