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Celatiscincus euryotis (WERNER, 1910)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma euryotis WERNER 1910: 271
Leiolopisma euryotis — GREER 1974
Leiolopisma euryotis — ZUG 1985
Marmorosphax euryotis — SADLIER 1987: 36
Marmorosphax euryotis — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
“Lygosoma” euryotis — BAUER & SADLIER 2000
Celatiscincus euryotis — SADLIER, SMITH & BAUER 2006 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: “Iles de Pins, nouvelle-Calédonie”.  
TypesHolotype: IRSNB 2.025 
CommentSMITH (1937: 225) remarked that euryotis is “doubtfully distinct from tricolor”. Common, but restricted to a few localities.

Type Species: Lygosoma euryotis WERNER 1910 is the type species of the genus Celatiscincus.

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe name Celatiscincus is derived from celatus, the Latin for concealed and scincus, a Latinized version of a Greek word for lizard, particularly applied to skinks or other “shiny-scaled” lizards, and alludes to the isolation of the ranges of the constituent species and the fact that the identity and affinities of these taxa remained “hidden” to systematists for so long. The name is masculine. 
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  • Barts, M. 2006. Verbeulte Geckos und geschwätzige Skinke - neue Echsen aus Neukaledonien. Terraria 1 (1): 28-29
  • 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, Aaron M.;Sadlier, Roass A. 1994. The terrestrial herpetofauna of the Ile des Pins, New Caledonia. Pacific Science 48 (4): 353-366
  • Bauer, Aaron M.;Vindum, Jens V. 1990. A checklist and key to the herpetofauna of New Caledonia, with remarks on biogeography. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 47 (2): 17-45 - get paper here
  • Bauer,A.M. & Sadlier,R.A. 1993. Systematics, biogeography and conservation of the lizards of New Caledonia. Biodiv. Lett. 1: 107-122
  • 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 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.; Smith, S.A.; Bauer, A.M. 2006. A new genus for the New Caledonian scincid lizard Lygosoma euryotis Werner, 1909, and the description of a new species. Rec. Austral. Mus. 58 (1):19-28. - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Werner, F. 1910. Neue oder seltenere Reptilien des Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique in Brüssel. [Mabuia dolloi, Mabuia polylepis]. Zool. Jb. Abt. Syst. Okol. Geogr. 28 [1909]: 263-288. - get paper here
  • Zug,G. R. 1985. A new skink (Reptilia: Sauria: Leiolopisma) from Fiji. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 98 (1): 221-231 - get paper here
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