Australian Museum Journal The scincid lizard Lioscincus tillieri (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific: new information on the species’ biology, distribution and morphology

Shortform:
Sadlier and Bauer, 1999, Rec. Aust. Mus. 51(1): 93–98
Author(s):
Sadlier, Ross A.; Bauer, Aaron M.
Year published:
1999
Title:
The scincid lizard Lioscincus tillieri (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific: new information on the species’ biology, distribution and morphology
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
51
Issue:
1
Start page:
93
End page:
98
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.51.1999.1297
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
Digitized:
06 July 1999
Available online:
06 July 1999
Reference number:
1297
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (9kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (357kb PDF)

Abstract

Lioscincus tillieri was originally described in 1991 from a single juvenile specimen. Field observations on the species at several localities and the acquisition of a further fifteen specimens collected between 1995 and 1998 have provided new data on its biology, distribution, and morphology. Most notably L. tillieri is now known to have a live-bearing mode of reproduction, only the second occurrence of viviparity in the endemic New Caledonian skink fauna.

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