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Nannoscincus koniambo SADLIER, BAUER, WHITAKER & WOOD, 2014

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymNannoscincus koniambo SADLIER, BAUER, WHITAKER & WOOD in SADLIER et al. 2014 
DistributionNew Caledonia (Massif de Koniambo)

Type locality: Massif de Koniambo, head- waters of Rivière Pandanus 20°59’40”S 164°48’41”E, 720 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype. MNHN 2011.0283 (formerly AMS R.171460) (19 Jan. 2009; R. Sadlier).
Paratype. AMS R.141461 Massif de Koniambo, headwaters of Creek Coco (south Branch) 20°58’32”S 164°47’50”E, 670 m (20 Jan. 2009; A. Whitaker). 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe epithet is a noun in apposition in reference to the type locality, the Massif de Koniambo. The content and order of authors for the description of the new species reflects the individual contributions of those individuals to the discovery and recognition of that species. 
  • 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, 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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