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Nannoscincus garrulus SADLIER, BAUER & SMITH, 2006

IUCN Red List - Nannoscincus garrulus - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymNannoscincus garrulus SADLIER, BAUER & SMITH 2006
Nannoscincus garrulus — SADLIER et al. 2014 
DistributionS New Caledonia (Pic Ningua and adjacent Mont Çidoa)

Type locality: Pic Ningua, 17.0 km south of Nakaré, Province Sud, New Caledonia (21°44'25"S, 166°09'21"E).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2003.1002, collected by R.A. Sadlier, A.M. Bauer, T. Jackman, & C.C. Austin on 27 September 2002. PARATYPES: AMS R163451–52, CAS 226164–65, MCZ R183655 same collection data as holotype; AMS R163453– 57, CAS 226166–67 Pic Ningua, 17.0 km south of Nakaré, Province Sud, New Caledonia (21°44'36"S 166°09'02"E), collected by R.A. Sadlier, A.M. Bauer, T. Jackman, & C.C. Austin on 26 September 2002. 
CommentThis is the only species of Nannoscincus recorded as being able to vocalise.

Distribution: see map in SADLIER et al. 2014: 56.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is the Latin word garrulus, meaning talkative, and is in reference to the tendency for this species to emit a squeaking sound when distressed. 
References
  • Barts, M. 2006. Verbeulte Geckos und geschwätzige Skinke - neue Echsen aus Neukaledonien. Terraria 1 (1): 28-29
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Sadlier, R.A., Bauer, A.M.; Smith, S.A. 2006. A new species of Nannoscincus Gunther (Squamata: Scincidae) from high elevation forest in southern New Caledonia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 58 (1):29-36. - get paper here
 
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