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Kanakysaurus zebratus SADLIER & BAUER, SMITH & WHITAKER, 2008

IUCN Red List - Kanakysaurus zebratus - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymKanakysaurus zebratus SADLIER, SMITH, WHITAKER & BAUER 2008 [2009] 
DistributionNew Caledonia (Massif de Kopé to, Province Nord)

Type locality: 1.5 km SW Mt. Tiaoue, Massif de Kopé to, Province Nord, New Caledonia, 21° 11’ 02.1’’ S, 164°59’ 17.8’’ E, elevation 740 m.  
TypesHolotype: AMS 2006.0393 (formerly R167239), collected by A. H. Whitaker and V. A. Whitaker, 6 March 2006. Paratypes: AMS. 
CommentThe paper describing this species was published online in 2008 although it says “2009”. 
EtymologyThe species epithet is a masculine adjective and refers to the bold, zebra-like stripes that are particularly pronounced in the subadults and juveniles of the species.  
  • Sadlier, R.A.; Smith, S.A.; Whitaker, A. & Bauer, A.M. 2009. A New Live-Bearing Species of Scincid Lizard ( Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia, Southwest Pacific. Pacific Science 63 (1):123 – 136 [2008]
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