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Nannoscincus manautei SADLIER, BAUER, WHITAKER & SMITH, 2004

IUCN Red List - Nannoscincus manautei - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymNannoscincus manautei SADLIER, BAUER, WHITAKER & SMITH 2004
Nannoscincus manautae — SADLIER et al. 2014: 54 (in error) 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: New Caledonia, Province Nord, Massif de Kopéto, Papainda, 21°10 elevation 800 m).  
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2003.1001 (formerly AMS R163229): Adult female, collected by A.H. Whitaker and V.A. Whitaker, 25 October 2002. Paratype: AMS R163123: Adult female; same locality and collectors as holotype, 22 June 2002. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY.—The specific epithet honors a friend and colleague of the authors, Joseph Manauté, now of the Direction des Resources Naturelles de la Province Sud (Service des Parcs et Réserves Terrestres). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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.
  • SADLIER, ROSS A.;AARON M. BAUER; ANTHONY H. WHITAKER & SARAH A. SMITH 2004. Two New Species of Scincid Lizards (Squamata) from the Massif de Kopéto, New Caledonia. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 55 (1): 208-221 - get paper here
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