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Sigaloseps conditus SADLIER, BAUER & WOOD, 2014

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
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  
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). 
EtymologyThe species epithet conditus is Latin for hidden or secret, and alludes to its unsuspected existence prior to the genetic studies undertaken here. 
  • 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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