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Caledoniscincus chazeaui SADLIER, BAUER & COLGAN, 1999

IUCN Red List - Caledoniscincus chazeaui - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCaledoniscincus chazeaui SADLIER, BAUER & COLGAN 1999
Caledoniscincus chazeaui — SMITH et al. 2007 
DistributionNew Caledonia (northeast coast in the vicinity of Hienghène).

Type locality: Koulnoué, Hienghène region, New Caledonia (20°41 32”’S, 164° 59’ 10” E)  
TypesHolotype: AMS R138515, collected R. Sadlier & A. Bauer, 26.ii.1992 
EtymologyNamed for Jean Chazeau of the Laboratoire de Zoologie Appliquée at ORSTOM Nouméa, “in recognitionof his generous support and enthusiasm for our research on New Caledonian lizards” (SADLIER, BAUER & COLGAN 1999). 
  • 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.
  • 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., 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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