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Simiscincus aurantiacus SADLIER & BAUER, 1997

IUCN Red List - Simiscincus aurantiacus - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymSimiscincus aurantiacus SADLIER & BAUER 1997
Simiscincus aurantiacus — BAUER & SADLIER 2000 
DistributionS New Caledonia

Type locality: Mount Koghis (500 m elevation), New Caledonia (22° 10’ S, 166° 30’ E). Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: AMS R144356, Australian Museum 
CommentThis species is a member of the Eugongylus group of skinks, but is not readily assignable to any known genus. It has a number of derived characteristics that serve to distinguish it, the most notable of which is the highest number of premaxillary teeth of any scincid. Although its relationships cannot, at present, be established unambiguously, it appears to share affinities with another monotypic endemic New Caledonian genus, Graciliscincus.

Type species: Simiscincus aurantiacus SADLIER & BAUER 1997 is the type species of the genus Simiscincus SADLIER & BAUER 1997. 
References
  • 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.
  • Sadlier R A. Bauer A M. 1997. A new genus and species of lizard (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia, Southwest Pacific. Pacific Science 51 (1): 91-96.
 
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