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Sigaloseps conditus SADLIER, BAUER & WOOD, 2014

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymSigaloseps conditus SADLIER, BAUER & WOOD in SADLIER et al. 2014 
DistributionNew Caledonia (southern Grande Terre: Pourina River, Rivière Bleue) Type locality: Rivière Bleue, 4.7 km east of Pont Germain 22°06’S 166°41’E  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2011.0284 (formerly AMS R.147952) (collected R. Sadlier & G. Shea, 21 Sep. 1995). Paratypes: AMS R.125824, AMS R.125899 Rivière Bleue, Giant Kauri 22°06’S 166°39’E (collected H. Cogger & R. Sadlier, 25 Aug. 1987); AMS R.125895 Rivière Bleue, 1 km East of Giant Kauri 22°06’S 166°39’E (collected H. Cogger & R. Sadlier, 25 Aug. 1987); AMS R.135609-11 Rivière Bleue, vicinity of Giant Kauri 22°06’S 166°40’E (collected A. Greer, 24 Dec. 1988); AMS R.147916 Rivière Bleue, Haute Rivière Bleue Walk 22°05’S 166°37’E (collected R. Sadlier & G. Shea, 20 Sep. 1995); AMS R.147953 Rivière Bleue, 4.7 km East of Pont Germain 22°06’S 166°41’E (collected R. Sadlier & G. Shea, 21 Sep. 1995): AMS R.171426 Pourina River Valley 22°01’39”S 166°43’37”E (collected R. Sadlier, 13 Nov. 2008). 
Comment 
EtymologyThe species epithet conditus is Latin for hidden or secret, and alludes to its unsuspected existence prior to the genetic studies undertaken here. 
References
  • SADLIER, Ross A.; Aaron M. BAUER, Perry L. WOOD Jr., Sarah A. SMITH, Anthony H. WHITAKER, Hervé JOURDAN & Todd JACKMAN 2014. Localized endemism in the southern ultramafic bio-region of New Caledonia as evidenced by the lizards in the genus Sigaloseps (Reptilia: Scincidae), with descriptions of four new species. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 206: 79-113.
 
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