Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Data Deficient (DD) , assessed in 11/12/2017

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Phaeoscincus ouinensis is listed as Data Deficient because only one individual was observed in 2003 and it has not been seen since.

Geographical area


Phaeoscincus ouinensis is endemic to Province Sud in New Caledonia. It is restricted to the Mont Ouin.

Population


There is no information on population size or trends.

Habitat


The only known specimen was collected in high elevation maquis on the Mont Ouin.

Threats


There is no information on direct threats to this species. However, it may be impacted as other skinks by the habitat reduction and degradation caused by bushfires and invasive species.

Conservation


This species is protected in Province Nord under Code de l'environnement de la Province Nord (Délibération No. 306-2008/APN, 24 October 2008). This species is not present in any reserve and no species-specific conservation management is currently being undertaken.

Bibliography


IUCN 2021. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2021-2.

Sadlier, R.A, Bauer, A.M., Smith, S.A., Shea, G.M. and Whitaker, A.H. 2014. High elevation endemism on New Caledonia's ultramafic peaks - a new genus and two new species of scincid lizard. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle(206) , p.115-125.

Uetz, P. (ed.) 2017. The Reptile Database.

Experts


Assessor(s): Sadlier, R., Bauer, A., Jourdan, H., Astrongatt, S., Deuss, M., Duval, T., Bourguet, E., McCoy, S., Bouteiller, A., Lagrange, A.

Reviewer(s): Cox, N.

Contributor(s): Fleurot, D., Cassan, J., Butin, J., Jumel, M.

Facilitator(s): Warimavute, G., Tanguy, V., Lietar, J.


Geographical distribution