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Geoscincus haraldmeieri (BÖHME, 1976)

IUCN Red List - Geoscincus haraldmeieri - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymEugongylus haraldmeieri BÖHME 1976
Geoscincus haraldmeieri — SADLIER 1987: 6
Geoscincus haraldmeieri — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Geoscincus haraldmeieri — BAUER & SADLIER 2000
Geoscincus haraldmeieri — BÖHME 2014: 153 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: New Caledonia, vicinity of Coula, 500 m elevation  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 15888 
CommentType species: Eugongylus haraldmeieri BÖHME 1976 is the type species of the genus Geoscincus SADLIER 1986: 6.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). Apparently only known from the types (Böhme 2014). 
EtymologyNamed after Harld Meier (1922-2007), German naturalist. 
  • Adler,G.H.; Austin,C.C. & Dudley,R. 1995. Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9: 529-541 - get paper here
  • 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, A.M. & Sadlier,R.A. 1993. Systematics, biogeography and conservation of the lizards of New Caledonia. Biodiv. Lett. 1: 107-122 - get paper here
  • Böhme, W. 2009. Erinnerung an ein DGHT-Urgestein: Harald Meier (1922-2007). Elaphe 17 (1): 36-43
  • Böhme,W. 1976. Über die Gattung Eugongylus Fitzinger, mit Beschreibung einer neuen Art (Reptilia: Scincidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 27: 245-251 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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
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