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The Scincid Lizard Genus Marmorosphax (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia in the Southwest Pacific: Description of a New Species Restricted to High-Altitude Forest in Province Sud

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Title: The Scincid Lizard Genus Marmorosphax (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia in the Southwest Pacific: Description of a New Species Restricted to High-Altitude Forest in Province Sud
Authors: Sadlier, Ross A.
Bauer, Aaron M.
Issue Date: Jan 2000
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Sadlier RA, Bauer AM. 2000. The scincid lizard genus Marmorosphax (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific: description of a new species restricted to high-altitude forest in Province Sud. Pac Sci 54(1): 56-62.
Abstract: A new species of lizard in the genus Marmorosphax is described
from between 900 and llOO m on Mt. Ouin in the south of New Caledonia. It is
the second species of skink discovered in recent times that is restricted to high-altitude
habitats in that region of the island. The new species is similar to Marmorosphax
tricolor (Bavay), but is more gracile in appearance and shows subtle
differences in coloration and scalation. The conservation status of this species is
assessed. Because of its apparently restricted distribution and habitat preference,
it is of particular conservation concern and is here regarded as potentially
vulnerable.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1598
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 54, Number 1, 2000



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