Abstract

Sigaloseps is a genus of two species of scincid lizards endemic to the southern ultramafic region of New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific. The morphology, distribution, and habits of the moderately widespread species Sigaloseps deplanchei are reviewed. The other species in the genus represents a new taxon known only from two high altitude sites above 1,000 m asl. The conservation status of both species is assessed. Sigaloseps deplanchei is not regarded as threatened. The new species, Sigaloseps ruficauda, by virtue of its restricted distribution and habitat preference, is likely to be adversely affected by habitat modification, and is regarded as vulnerable.

 
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Short Form
Sadlier and Bauer, 1999, Rec. Aust. Mus. 51(1): 83–91
Author
Ross A. Sadlier; Aaron M. Bauer
Year
1999
Title
The scincid lizard genus Sigaloseps (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific: description of a new species and review of the biology, distribution, and morphology of Sigaloseps deplanchei (Bavay)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
51
Issue
1
Start Page
83
End Page
91
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.51.1999.1296
Language
English
Date Published
06 July 1999
Cover Date
06 July 1999
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
REPTILIA; NEW CALEDONIA; TAXONOMY
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06 July 1999
Available Online
06 July 1999
Reference Number
1296
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