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Sigaloseps deplanchei (BAVAY, 1869)

IUCN Red List - Sigaloseps deplanchei - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma deplanchei BAVAY 1869: 23 (non L. Deplanchei BOCAGE 1873)
Hinulia tetragonorus GÜNTHER 1872: 420
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) deplanchi [sic] — SMITH 1937: 220
Leiolopisma deplanchei — ZUG 1985
Sigaloseps — SADLIER 1987
Sigaloseps deplanchei — BAUER & VINDUM 1990
Sigalospes deplanchei — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995 (in error)
Sigaloseps deplanchei — BAUER & SADLIER 2000
Sigaloseps deplanchei — SADLIER et al. 2014 
DistributionNew Caledonia (endemic to moist, closed forest in the ultramafic block in the southern third of the island)

Type locality: “Nouvelle-Calédonie” (by implication).  
TypesLectotype: BMNH (designated by Sadlier 1986)
Holotype: BMNH, adult male [Hinulia tetragonurus] 
CommentAbundance: Common where it is found.

Type Species: Lygosoma deplanchei BAVAY 1869 is the type species of the genus Sigaloseps SADLIER 1986. 
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  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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. & Bauer,A.M. 1999. The scincid lizard genus Sigaloseps (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia in the Southwest Pacific: description of a new species and review of the biology, distribution and morphology of Sigaloseps deplanchei (Bavay). Rec. Austral. Mus. 51 (1): 83-91 - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Zug,G. R. 1985. A new skink (Reptilia: Sauria: Leiolopisma) from Fiji. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 98 (1): 221-231 - get paper here
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