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Nannoscincus mariei (BAVAY, 1869)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAnotis mariei BAVAY 1869: 29
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) mariae — SMITH 1937: 224
Anotis mariae - GREER 1974: 19
Nannoscincus mariei — SADLIER 1987: 56
Nannoscincus mariei — BAUER & VINDUM 1990
Nannoscincus mariei — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Nannoscincus mariei — SADLIER et al. 2014 
DistributionNew Caledonia (Mt. Koghis, Goro Plateau)

Type locality: “Nouvelle-Calédonie” (by implication). Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.17.79-80 (and possibly additional specimens); lectotype BMNH 1946.8.17.79, designated by Sadlier 1986. 
CommentSynonymy: Nannoscincus fuscus GÜNTHER 1872: 42 has been removed from the synonymy of N. mariei by SADLIER 2014.

Abundance: Common where it is found.

Diagnosis (genus): The species of Nannoscincus are all small in size (maximum snout vent length range 34-52.5 mm) with an *elongate body, *short limbs and digits, and relatively *short tail (maximum tail length range 85-105% of SVL). The ear opening is *diminutive, or absent in some species. [*denotes apomorphic character states within the Eugongylus group as defined by Sadlier, 2010] [SADLIER 1987: 55, SADLIER et al. 2014].

Distribution: see map in SADLIER et al. 2014: 54. 
References
  • Adler,G.H.; Austin,C.C. & Dudley,R. 1995. Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9: 529-541 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Bauer, Aaron M.;Vindum, Jens V. 1990. A checklist and key to the herpetofauna of New Caledonia, with remarks on biogeography. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 47 (2): 17-45 - get paper here
  • Bauer,A.M. & Sadlier,R.A. 1993. Systematics, biogeography and conservation of the lizards of New Caledonia. Biodiv. Lett. 1: 107-122
  • Bavay,A. 1869. Catalogue des Reptiles de las Nouvelle - Caledonie et description d'especes nouvelles. Memoires Societe Linniene de Normandie 15: 1-37
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Langner, C. 2015. Auf der Suche nach Neukaledonischen Riesengeckos. Reptilia (Münster) 20 (113): 34-44 - get paper here
  • Sadlier R A 1987. A review of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 39(1) 1987: 1-66 [1986] - get paper here
  • 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, R.A., Bauer, A.M., and Whitaker, A.H. 2002. The scincid lizard genus Nannoscincus Günther from New Caledonia in the 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 the Provin Zoologica Neocaledonia 5, Mem. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 187:269-276.
  • 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.
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
 
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