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The Herpetofauna of New Caledonia
Molecular phylogeny of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia and adjacent areas: evidence for a single origin of the endemic skinks of Tasmantis.
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The hypothesis that skinks colonized Tasmantis by over-water dispersal initially to New Caledonia, then to Lord Howe Island, and finally to New Zealand is supported, and the lineage is 35.4-40.74 million years old. Expand
Revision of the giant geckos of New Caledonia (Reptilia: Diplodactylidae: Rhacodactylus )
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A molecular phylogenetic approach using the mitochondrial ND2 gene and five associated tRNAs and the nuclear RAG1 gene to investigate relationships within the giant geckos of New Caledonia and support the recognition of a R. chahoua + Eurydactylodes clade separate from Rhacodactylus sensu stricto. Expand
A New Genus and Species of Live-Bearing Scincid Lizard (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia
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A new genus and species of lizard is described from far northern New Caledonia and the Îles Belep, to the north of the NewCaledonian mainland, that is highly divergent in its scalation and includes a combination of character states not seen in any other New Calingonian species. Expand
Allozyme Evidence for the Phylogeny of Giant New Caledonian Geckos (Squamata: Diplodactylidae: Rhacodactylus ), with Comments on the Status of R. lechianus henkeli
The phylogenetic analysis of allozyme characters within the New Caledonian giant geckos, genus Rhacodactylus, yields a pattern of relationships that is largely congruent with that derived fromExpand
Little Fire Ant Invasion (Wasmannia auropunctata) as a Threat to New Caledonian Lizards: Evidence from a Sclerophyll Forest (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
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Results of an assessment of the threat that is represented by the spread of the introduced little fire ant for the lizard fauna in sclerophyll forest represent the first quantitative assessment of an Impact by W, auropunctata on higher trophic levels In a New Caledonian context and highlights the functional structure of native ecosystems. Expand
A Revision of the Bavayia validiclavis group (Squamata: Gekkota: Diplodactylidae), a Clade of New Caledonian Geckos Exhibiting Microendemism
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The genus Bavayiaas currently construed is paraphyletic relative to other New Caledonian diplodactylid geckos and is here recognized as the type species of a new genus characterized by small size and a unique combination of digital and coloration features. Expand
Three new species of skink in the genus Marmorosphax Sadlier (Squamata: Scincidae) from New Caledonia
Des recherches recentes sur le terrain ont permis la decouverte de trois nouvelles especes de scinques du genre Marmorosphax. Elles proviennent de forets fermees localisees sur les massifsExpand
Old but not ancient: coalescent species tree of New Caledonian geckos reveals recent post‐inundation diversification
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Diversification analyses strongly suggest that the New Caledonian diplodactylid geckos are of recent origin and that the diversification of the clade is consistent with the expectations of a recent radiation, adding to the growing body of evidence that recent adaptive radiations have contributed to the remarkable endemism of NewCaledonia. Expand
Phylogeographic patterns in reptiles on the New England Tablelands at the southwestern boundary of the McPherson Macleay Overlap
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Investigation of reptile phylogeography in the northern tablelands of New South Wales to study the south-western boundaries of the McPherson Macleay Overlap as these are especially uncertain. Expand
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