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Taxonomy of the family Scincidae
Bibliography of the genus Caledoniscincus
Biodiversity of the family Scincidae








Genus
Caledoniscincus

New Caledonian Leaf-litter Skinks

Neukaledonische Streuskinke

Nycaledoniske Førneskinker

1987 Caledoniscincus Sadlier (type species: Lygosoma austro-caledonica Bavay 1869)
Contents: 15 species, all of which are endemic.
Remarks: Previously placed in Lygosoma and, more recently, Leiolopisma.
Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre, Isle of Pines, Loyalty Islands, Moro Islet), Vanuatu.

Caledoniscincus aquilonius

Northern Leaf-litter Skink, Northern Litter Skink

Nördlicher Streuskink

Nordlig Førneskink

1999 Caledoniscincus aquilonius Sadlier, Bauer & Colgan

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).


Caledoniscincus atropunctatus

Speckled Leaf-litter Skink, Speckled Litter Skink

Gesprenkelter Streuskink

Spættet Førneskink

1913 Lygosoma austro-caledonicum atropunctatum Roux
Caledoniscincus atropunctatus Sadlier 1987

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre, Isle of Pines, Loyalty Islands), Vanuatu.


Caledoniscincus auratus

Koumac Leaf-litter Skink, Koumac Litter Skink

Koumac-Streuskink

Koumac-førneskink

1999 Caledoniscincus auratus Sadlier, Bauer & Colgan

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).


Caledoniscincus austrocaledonicus

Common Leaf-litter Skink, Common Litter Skink, (Speckled Ground Skink)

Gewöhnlicher Streuskink

Almindelig Førneskink

1869 Lygosoma austro-caledonica Bavay
Lampropholis austro-caledonicus Mittleman 1952
Leiolopisma austrocaledonicum Greer 1974
Caledoniscincus austrocaledonicus Sadlier 1987
1872 Euprepes haplorhinus Günther (Sadlier 1987)
1913 Lygosoma austro-caledonicum dorsovittatum Roux (Sadlier 1987)

Remarks: Previously included bodoi. Many older records of this species refer to haplorhinus, which was previously regarded as a synonym of austrocaledonicus (Bauer & Sadlier 2000). Records from Vanuatu probably refer to atropunctatus (Sadlier 1987).
Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre, Isle of Pines, Loyalty Islands).


Caledoniscincus bodoi

Île des Pins Leaf-litter Skink

Île-des-Pins-Streuskink

Île des Pins-førneskink

1980 Leiolopisma dorsovittatum bodoi Borner
Caledoniscincus bodoi Geneva, Bauer, Sadlier & Jackman 2013

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of austrocaledonicus (e.g., Sadlier 1997; Bauer & Sadlier 2000). Revalidated as a separate species by Geneva, Bauer, Sadlier & Jackman (2013).
Distribution: New Caledonia (Isle of Pines, Brosse Islet, Moro Islet, and other islets).


Caledoniscincus chazeaui

Koulnoué Leaf-litter Skink, Koulnoué Litter Skink, (Chazeau's Litter Skink)

Koulnoué-Streuskink

Koulnoué-førneskink

1999 Caledoniscincus chazeaui Sadlier, Bauer & Colgan

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).


Caledoniscincus constellatus

White-speckled Leaf-litter Skink

Weißgesprenkelter Streuskink

Hvidspættet Førneskink

2012 Caledoniscincus constellatus Sadlier, Whitaker, Wood & Bauer

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).


Caledoniscincus cryptos

Cryptic Leaf-litter Skink, Cryptic Litter Skink

Inkognito-Streuskink

Inkognito-førneskink

1999 Caledoniscincus cryptos Sadlier, Bauer & Colgan

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).


Caledoniscincus festivus

Giant Leaf-litter Skink, Giant Litter Skink

Riesen-Streuskink

Kæmpe-førneskink

1913 Lygosoma austro-caledonicum festivum Roux
Caledoniscincus festivus Sadlier 1987
1913 Lygosoma austro-caledonicum intermedium Roux (Sadlier 1987)

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).


Caledoniscincus haplorhinus

Strand Leaf-litter Skink, Strand Litter Skink

Strand-Streuskink

Strand-førneskink

1872 Euprepes haplorhinus Günther
Caledoniscincus haplorhinus Sadlier, Bauer & Colgan 1999

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of austrocaledonicus. Many older records of this species refer to haplorhinus (Bauer & Sadlier 2000).
Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre, Isle of Pines, Loyalty Islands, Moro Islet).


Caledoniscincus notialis

Southern Leaf-litter Skink

Südlicher Streuskink

Sydlig Førneskink

2013 Caledoniscincus notialis Sadlier, Bauer, Wood, Smith & Jackman

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).


Caledoniscincus orestes

Panié Leaf-litter Skink, Panié Litter Skink

Panié-Streuskink

Panié-førneskink

1987 Caledoniscincus orestes Sadlier

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).


Caledoniscincus pelletieri

Dôme de Tiébaghi Leaf-litter Skink

Dôme-de-Tiébaghi-Streuskink

Dôme de Tiébaghi-førneskink

2014 Caledoniscincus pelletieri Sadlier, Whitaker, Wood & Bauer

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).


Caledoniscincus renevieri

Col des Roussettes Leaf-litter Skink, Col des Roussettes Litter Skink, (Renevier's Litter Skink)

Col-des-Roussettes-Streuskink

Col des Roussettes-førneskink

1999 Caledoniscincus renevieri Sadlier, Bauer & Colgan

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).


Caledoniscincus terma

Mandjélia Leaf-litter Skink, Mandjélia Litter Skink

Mandjélia-Streuskink

Mandjélia-førneskink

1999 Caledoniscincus terma Sadlier, Bauer & Colgan

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).