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Caledoniscincus aquilonius SADLIER, BAUER & COLGAN, 1999

IUCN Red List - Caledoniscincus aquilonius - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCaledoniscincus aquilonius SADLIER, BAUER & COLGAN 1999
Caledoniscincus aquilonius — SMITH et al. 2007 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: Mt. Panié, New Caledonia (20°33’27”S, 164° 47’ 15” E.  
TypesHolotype: AMS R144200, collected by R. Sadlier, 20.viii.1994 
EtymologyNamed after the Latin “aquilonius”, meaning northern, alluding to the distribution of this species in the north of New Caledonia. 
  • 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.
  • DUVAL, Thomas; Stéphane ASTRONGATT & Mickaël SANCHEZ 2019. Inventaire herpétologique de la forêt de Povila (province Nord, Nouvelle-Calédonie), avec une comparaison des protocoles de détection. Bull. Soc. Herp. Fr. 171: 13-36
  • Sadlier, R.A., Bauer,A.M. & Colgan,D.J. 1999. The scincid lizard genus Caledoniscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia in the Southwest Pacific: a review of Caledoniscincus austrocaledonicus (Bavay) and description of six new species from Province Nord. Rec. Austral. Mus. 51 (1): 57-82 - get paper here
  • Smith, Sarah A.; Ross A. Sadlier, Aaron M. Bauer, Christopher C. Austin and Todd Jackman 2007. Molecular phylogeny of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia and adjacent areas: Evidence for a single origin of the endemic skinks of Tasmantis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43 (3): 1151-1166 - get paper here
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