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


New Caledonian Tree Skinks

Neukaledonische Baumskinke

Nycaledoniske Træskinker

2015 Epibator Sadlier, Bauer, Shea & Smith (type species: Lygosoma nigrofasciolatum Peters 1869)
Contents: 3 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: The species of this genus were previously included in Lioscincus (e.g., Bauer & Sadlier 1993), Leiolopisma (e.g., Böhme 1979; Sadlier 1987), and before that in Lygosoma (e.g., Peters 1869).
Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre, Isle of Pines, Loyalty Islands, Moro Islet).

Epibator greeri

Koumac Tree Skink, (Greer's Tree Skink)



1979 Leiolopisma greeri Böhme
Lioscincus greeri Bauer & Sadlier 1993
Epibator greeri Sadlier, Bauer, Shea & Smith 2015

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).

Epibator insularis

Walpole Island Tree Skink



2019 Epibator insularis Sadlier, Debar, Chavis, Bauer, Jourdan & Jackman

Distribution: New Caledonia (Walpole Island).

Epibator nigrofasciolatus

New Caledonian Green-bellied Tree Skink

Neukaledonischer Grünbäuchiger Baumskink

Nycaledonisk Grønbuget Træskink

1869 Lygosoma nigrofasciolatum Peters
Leiolopisma nigrofasciolata Mittleman 1952
Lioscincus nigrofasciolatum Bauer & Sadlier 1993
Epibator nigrofasciolatus Sadlier, Bauer, Shea & Smith 2015
1869 Lygosoma arborum Bavay (Sadlier 1987)
1873 Lygosoma deplanchei Bocage (Sadlier 1987)

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