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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. 
Comment 
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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