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Nannoscincus rankini SADLIER, 1987

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Rankin's Elf Skink 
SynonymNannoscincus rankini SADLIER 1987: 62
Nannoscincus rankini — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Nannoscincus rankini — BAUER & SADLIER 2000
Nannoscincus rankini — SADLIER et al. 2014 
DistributionNew Caledonia (Mont Aoupinié, elevations > 900 m).

Type locality: summit of Mt Aoupinié (1086 m elevation), New Caledonia, 21° 11’ S, 165° 16’ E.  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R77736, adult male 
CommentConservation: Rare.

Distribution: see map in SADLIER et al. 2014: 54. 
EtymologyNamed for the late Peter Rankin, a friend of Ross Sadlier. Rankin died while collecting reptiles with Sadlier in New Caledonia. 
  • 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
  • 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 1987. A review of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 39(1) 1987: 1-66 [1986] - get paper here
  • Sadlier, R. A., A. M. BAUER & A. H. WHITAKER 2002. The scincid lizard genus Nannoscincus from New Caledonia in Southwest Pacific: a review of the morphology and distribution of species in the Nannoscincus mariei species group, including the description of three new species from Province Nord. Zoologica Neocaledonica 5. Systématic et endemisme en Nouvellee-Calédonie. pp 233-255. J. Naut & P. Grandcolas (Eds). Memoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Vol. 187 , Paris
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