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Nannoscincus slevini (LOVERIDGE, 1941)

IUCN Red List - Nannoscincus slevini - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Slevin's Elf Skink 
SynonymLygosoma slevini LOVERIDGE 1941: 193
Anotis slevini — GREER 1974
Nannoscincus sleveni [sic] — SADLIER 1987: 61
Nannoscincus slevini — BAUER & VINDUM 1990
Nannoscincus slevini — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Nannoscincus slevini — BAUER & SADLIER 2000
Nannoscincus slevini — SADLIER et al. 2014 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: Mont Canala  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 9295 
CommentUncommon and restricted to a few localities.

Distribution: see map in SADLIER et al. 2014: 56. 
EtymologyNamed after Joseph Richard Slevin (1881-1957), curator of Herpetology at the California Academy of Sciences 1928-1957. 
  • 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
  • Bauer, Aaron M.;Vindum, Jens V. 1990. A checklist and key to the herpetofauna of New Caledonia, with remarks on biogeography. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 47 (2): 17-45 - 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
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1941. An undescribed skink (Lygosoma) from New Caledonia. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 54: 193-194 - 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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