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Graciliscincus shonae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Graciliscincus
Sadlier, 1987
Species: G. shonae
Binomial name
Graciliscincus shonae
Sadlier, 1987
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Graciliscincus is a lizard genus in the family Scincidae.

Species and geographic range[edit]

The genus Graciliscincus contains the single species Graciliscincus shonae (Sadlier's skink or gracile burrowing skink), found in New Caledonia.[2][3]


The specific name, shonae, is in honor of Shona von Sturmer Sadlier, who was the wife of the describer.[3][4]

Conservation status[edit]

Graciliscincus shonae is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation.[1]


  1. ^ a b Whitaker AH, Sadlier RA (2011). "Graciliscincus shonae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Sadlier RA, Bauer AM (2002). "The scincid lizard Graciliscincus shonae (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific: a review of the species' morphology, distribution, and conservation status". Mémoires du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. 187: 269–276. 
  3. ^ a b Graciliscincus at the Reptile Database
  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Graciliscincus shonae, p. 242).

Further reading[edit]

  • Sadlier RA (1987). "A review of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia". Rec. Australian Mus. 39 (1): 1-66. (Gentiliscincus, new genus, p. 12; G. shonae, new species, p. 12).

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