Corpus ID: 88572984

Cryptic speciation in the New Caledonian lizard genus Nannoscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) including the description of a new species and recognition of Nannoscincus fuscus Günther.

  title={Cryptic speciation in the New Caledonian lizard genus Nannoscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) including the description of a new species and recognition of Nannoscincus fuscus G{\"u}nther.},
  author={R. Sadlier and A. Bauer and P. L. Wood and Sarah A. Smith and A. Whitaker and T. Jackman},
SADLIER R. A., BAUER A. M., WOOD P. L. JR, SMITH S. A., WHITAKER A. H. & JACKMAN T. R. 2014 — Cryptic speciation in the New Caledonian lizard genus Nannoscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) including the description of a new species and recognition of Nannoscincus fuscus Günther, in GUILBERT É., ROBILLARD T., JOURDAN H. & GRANDCOLAS P. (eds), Zoologia Neocaledonica 8. Biodiversity studies in New Caledonia. Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris : 45-68 (Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire… Expand
Kuniesaurus albiauris, a New Genus and Species of Scincid Lizard from the Île des Pins, New Caledonia, with Comments on the Diversity and Affinities of the Region's Lizard Fauna
Abstract: A new genus and species of skink, Kuniesaurus albiauris, is here described from the Île des Pins off southern New Caledonia. This new taxon possesses a unique suite of morphologicalExpand
Old Lineage on an Old Island: Pixibinthus, a New Cricket Genus Endemic to New Caledonia Shed Light on Gryllid Diversification in a Hotspot of Biodiversity
It is hypothesized that landscape dynamics, linked to major past climatic events and recent change in fire regimes are possible causes for both present-day low diversity and rarity in genus Pixibinthus, recently discovered in southern New Caledonia. Expand
Massif Speciation Events in New Caledonian Lizards: Diversification in the Genus Marmorosphax (Scincidae) Tracks Isolation on the Island’s Ultramafic Surfaces
1 Section of Herpetology, Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney 2000, NSW, Australia; 2 Department of Biology and Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stewardship, Villanova University, 800Expand
Feral cats threaten the outstanding endemic fauna of the New Caledonia biodiversity hotspot
This study reveals previously unreported patterns of cat predation on both alien and endemic species and recommends prioritizing management and conservation strategies by focusing actions on maquis mosaic and humid forest habitats, where feral cats pose the greatest threat. Expand
Invasive rodents, an overlooked threat for skinks in a tropical island hotspot of biodiversity
New prospects for the assessment of invasive rodent impacts and new insights into the respective impacts of two sympatric invasive rodent species on native skinks are provided. Expand
Clé d’identification illustrée des écailles de scinques de Nouvelle-Calédonie
Cette cle dichotomique est concue dans le but d’identifier les macro-restes de Scincidae retrouves dans les feces et contenus stomacaux de predateurs introduits - chat haret (Felis silvestris Expand
Table of Contents


Molecular phylogeny of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia and adjacent areas: evidence for a single origin of the endemic skinks of Tasmantis.
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
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
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 thatExpand
Immunological Relationships and Generic Revision of the Australian Lizards Assigned to the Genus Leiolopisma (Scincidae, Lygosominae)
The phylogenetic relationships of the Australian scincid lizards currently assigned to the genus Leiolopisma have been examined by quantitative micro-complement fixation (MC'F) comparisons of serum albumin, and it is suggested that the Australian species belong to several distinct phyletic lineages within the Eugongylus group. Expand
Phylogeny of the lizard subfamily Lygosominae (Reptilia: Scincidae), with special reference to the origin of the new world taxa.
Phylogenetic relationships of the three lygosomine skink genera occurring both in the Old World and the New World (Mabuya, Scincella and Sphenomorphus) were inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequenceExpand
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)
The new species, Sigaloseps ruficauda, is a new taxon known only from two high altitude sites above 1,000 m asl and is likely to be adversely affected by habitat modification, and is regarded as vulnerable. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships, character evolution, and biogeography of the subfamily Lygosominae (Reptilia: Scincidae) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences.
The results did not support monophyly of the Mabuya group sensu lato (i.e., an assemblage of the Lygosoma, Egernia, and MabUya groups), for which a number of morphological and karyological studies demonstrated a considerable similarity. Expand
Two New Species of Scincid Lizards (Squamata) from the Massif de Kopeto, New Caledonia
Two new species of scincid lizard from northwest New Caledonia are discovered, one of which belongs to the genus Nannoscincus, a group of diminutive, elongate, small-limbed, burrowing species. Expand
A new species of Nannoscincus Günther (Squamata: Scincidae) from high elevation forest in southern New Caledonia.
A new species of Nannoscincus from relictual high elevation closed forest is described from southern New Caledonia, which is regarded as at risk, and the level of threat as Vulnerable. Expand
Phylogeography of the Galápagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis): a recent arrival to the Galápagos Islands.
The recent arrival, genetic isolation, and phenotypic differentiation among populations suggest that the Galápagos hawk, a rather new species itself, is in the earliest stages of further divergence. Expand
The General Lineage Concept of Species, Species Criteria, and the Process of Speciation
This chapter provides a general theoretical context that accounts for both the unity and the diversity of ideas represented by alternative species definitions, and proposes a revised and conceptually unified terminology for the ideas described by contemporary species definitions. Expand