Nannoscincus fuscus GÜNTHER, 1872
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Nannoscincus fuscus GÜNTHER 1872: 421|
Nannoscincus fuscus — SADLIER et al. 2014
|Distribution||New Caledonia (Mt. Mou and Mt. Dzumac)|
Type locality: “Feejee Islands” (in error).
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19184.108.40.206 (formerly 220.127.116.11), New Caledonia, presented J. Brenchley.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis (genus): The species of Nannoscincus are all small in size (maximum snout vent length range 34-52.5 mm) with an *elongate body, *short limbs and digits, and relatively *short tail (maximum tail length range 85-105% of SVL). The ear opening is *diminutive, or absent in some species. [*denotes apomorphic character states within the Eugongylus group as defined by Sadlier, 2010] [SADLIER 1987: 55, SADLIER et al. 2014].|
Diagnosis: Nannoscincus fuscus is characterized by a broad transverse basal scale common to the 3rd and 4th digits only of the manus, and with the 1st supraciliary contacting the frontal scale. This species occurs on southernmost ranges of the Chaîne Central (Mt. Vulcain, Mt. Dzumac) and adjacent massifs on the west coast (Mt. Mou) [SADLIER et al. 2014: 62].
|Comment||Type species: Nannoscincus fuscus GÜNTHER 1872 is the type species of the genus Nannoscincus GÜNTHER 1872.|
Distribution: see map in SADLIER et al. 2014: 54.
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