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Graciliscincus shonae SADLIER, 1987

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesSadlier's Skink 
SynonymGraciliscincus shonae SADLIER 1987: 12
Graciliscincus shonae — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Graciliscincus shonae — BAUER & SADLIER 2000 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: 4 km along the Mt Gouemba road from turnoff 3 km south of La Fause Yaté Bridge, New Caledonia. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R78143, male 

Type species: Graciliscincus shonae SADLIER 1987 is the type species of the genus Graciliscincus SADLIER 1987: 12. 
EtymologyNamed after Shona Sadlier, Ross Sadlier’s wife at the time of description. The species has been named after Latin “gracilis”, meaning small or lanky, or gracile. 
  • 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
  • Pauwels, Olivier S. G. and Richard Wahlgren 2012. Beolens Bo, Watkins Michael, and Grayson Michael (2011), The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (4): 352 – 355 - 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., and Bauer, A.M. 2002. The scincid lizard Graciliscincus shonae (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific: a review of the species morphology, distribution, and conservation status. Zoologica Neocaledonica 5, Mem. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 187:233-255
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