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Nannoscincus humectus BAUER & SADLIER, 2000

IUCN Red List - Nannoscincus humectus - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymNannoscincus humectus BAUER & SADLIER 2000: 245
Nannoscincus humectus — SADLIER, BAUER & WHITAKER, 2002
Nannoscincus humectus — SADLIER et al. 2014 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: Forêt Plate (600-700 m elevation), 21° 07’ S, 165° 07’ E Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1997.3797 (formerly AMS R 149489) 
CommentThe original description was supposed to appear as SADLIER, BAUER & WHITAKER, 2000. However, BAUER & SADLIER’s monograph (2000) was published earlier and therefore has to be considered as original description.

Distribution: see map in SADLIER et al. 2014: 54. 
EtymologyNamed after LAtin “humectus”, for moist, alluding to the habitat. 
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., A. M. BAUER & A. H. WHITAKER 2002. The scincid lizard genus Nannoscincus from New Caledonia in Southwest Pacific: a review of the morphology and distribution of species in the Nannoscincus mariei species group, including the description of three new species from Province Nord. Zoologica Neocaledonica 5. Systématic et endemisme en Nouvellee-Calédonie. pp 233-255. J. Naut & P. Grandcolas (Eds). Memoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Vol. 187 , Paris
  • SADLIER, Ross A.; Aaron M. BAUER, Perry L. WOOD Jr., Sarah A. SMITH, Anthony H. WHITAKER & Todd JACKMAN 2014. Cryptic speciation in the New Caledonian lizard genus Nannoscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) including the description of a new species and recognition of Nannoscincus fuscus Gunther. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 206: 45-68.
 
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