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Sigaloseps pisinnus SADLIER, SHEA, WHITAKER, BAUER & WOOD, 2014

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymSigaloseps pisinnus SADLIER, SHEA, WHITAKER, BAUER & WOOD in SADLIER et al. 2014 
DistributionNew Caledonia Type locality: Pic Ningua 21°44’20”S 166°09’17”E, New Caledonia  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2011.0285 (formerly AMS R.171254) (collected R. Sadlier & G. Shea, 3 Oct. 2008). Paratypes: AMS R.171249-53, AMS R.171255 same location as holotype (collected R. Sadlier & G. Shea, 3 Oct. 2008); AMS R.172555, AMS R.172576 Mine Galliéni Mt Vulcain, Ton- touta Valley 21°54’21”S 166°20’59”E (collected A.H. Whitaker & M. Lettink, 12 Sep. 2009); AMS R.172512-13 Uwëcïa, Haut Nakéty, 8 km E Nakéty 21°33’06”S 166°07’14”E (collected A.H. & V.A. Whitaker, 26 June 2009); AMS R.172503-07, AMS R.172514 Chetoré Kwédé, Haut Nakéty, 8 km E Nakéty 21°33’13”S 166°06’31”E (collected A.H. & V.A. Whitaker, 25 June 2009). 
Comment 
EtymologyThe species epithet comes from the Latin pisinnus for small or little, and alludes to the species diminutive size relative to other species of Sigaloseps. 
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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