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Title: Lioscincus maruia, A New Species of Lizard (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia, Southwest Pacific
Authors: Sadlier, Ross A.
Whitaker, Anthony H.
Bauer, Aaron M.
Issue Date: Oct-1998
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Sadlier RA, Whitaker AH, Bauer AM. 1998. Lioscincus maruia, a new species of lizard (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia, southwest Pacific. Pac Sci 52(4): 334-341.
Abstract: A new species of scincid lizard, Lioscincus maruia Sadlier, Whitaker
& Bauer, n. sp., is described from the central ranges of New Caledonia. It
is a moderate-sized species of skink with a particularly long tail. It is known
from only a single location in maquis shrubland and appears to be restricted to
this habitat type. The species is considered vulnerable because of the restricted
and fragmented nature of its habitat, and the potential for fire and mining activities
to threaten that habitat type. In overall morphology Lioscincus maruia is
most similar to Lioscincus tillieri Ineich & Sadlier, a species from maquis habitat
in adjacent ranges to the south.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 52, Number 4, 1998

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