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Lacertoides pardalis SADLIER, SHEA & BAUER, 1997

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLacertoides pardalis SADLIER, SHEA & BAUER 1997
Lacertoides pardalis — BAUER & SADLIER 2000 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: lower slopes of Kwa Neie.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: AMS R148050, Australian Museum Sydney 
DiagnosisDiagnosis of genus and species in Sadlier et al. 1997. 
CommentThis species is a member of the Eugongylus group, but is not readily assignable to any known genus. The most notable of its several derived characteristics is the extraordinarily large number of small body scales.

Type Species: Lacertoides pardalis SADLIER, SHEA & BAUER 1997 is the type species of the genus Lacertoides SADLIER, SHEA & BAUER 1997. 
Etymology 
References
  • 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.
  • Sadlier R A. Shea G M. Bauer A M. 1997. A new genus and species of lizard (Squamata, Scincidae) from New Caledonia, southwest Pacific. MEMOIRES DU MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE 171: 379-385
  • Sadlier R.A., Shea G.M., Jourdan Hervé, Whitaker A.H., Bauer A.M. 2014. The New Caledonian leopard skink Lacertoides pardalis (Reptilia: Scincidae): a review of the species' morphology, distribution, behavior and conservation. In: Guilbert E. (ed.), Robillard T. (ed.), Jourdan Hervé (ed.), Grandcolas P. (ed.) Zoologia ne Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (206): 31-44 - get paper here
  • Sadlier, Ross A.; Gerry Swan, Stephane Astrongatt and Stephane McCoy 2018. New Information on Distribution and Habitat Preferences of the Leopard Skink, Lacertoides pardalis, across the Ultramafic Surfaces of Southern New Caledonia. Pacific Science 72, No. 2: 271-283. - get paper here
 
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