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Celatiscincus similis SADLIER, SMITH & BAUER, 2006

IUCN Red List - Celatiscincus similis - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCelatiscincus similis SADLIER, SMITH & BAUER 2006 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: New Caledonia, Province Nord, Tsiba, c. 3 km north of Ouaco, 20°48'14"S 164°28'19"E. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous (clutch size ~ 2 eggs). 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2003.1006 (formerly AMS R153524); collected by R.A. Sadlier, M. Christy & M. Thurlow, 25.xi.1998. PARATYPES: AMS R153504–23, R153525, same location and date of collection as holotype; AMS R153559–66, CAS 226168–69, 226170–72, MCZ R183656, same location and collectors as holotype, 26.xi.1998; AMS R153585–86, CAS 226173, New Caledonia, Province Nord, Massif Ouazangou-Taom, Mt Taom, 20°45'35"S 164°32'51"E, collected by R.A. Sadlier, M. Christy & M. Thurlow, 26.xi.1998; AMS R164185, R164188, New Caledonia, Province Nord, Massif Ouazangou-Taom, Mt Taom summit, 20°46'52"S 164°34'46"E, collected by R.A. Sadlier & G.M. Shea, 7.xii.2004. 
CommentDiagnosis: see C. euryotis, the only other species of the genus. 
EtymologyThe epithet similis is Latin for similar or resembling, and refers to the great overall similarity of the new species to C. euryotis. 
References
  • 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
 
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