Zoologia neocaledonica 8

Edited by E. Guilbert, T. Robillard, H. Jourdan, and P. Grandcolas

Zoologia neocaledonica 8

Edited by E. Guilbert, T. Robillard, H. Jourdan, and P. Grandcolas

Distributed for French National Museum of Natural History

319 pages | illustrated in halftones throughout | 8 3/4 x 11 | © 2014
Cloth w/ DVD $120.00 ISBN: 9782856537077 Published January 2015 For sale in North and South America only
This eighth book in the Zoologia Neocaledonica series from the French National Museum of Natural History delves further into the fauna of New Caledonia, an island archipelago in the southwest Pacific Ocean renowned for its unique endemism. Through nineteen richly illustrated essays by an international collection of contributing scientists, readers are introduced to dozens of new reptile and insect species found only on these islands.
Contents
INTRODUCTION                                                                      
Eric GUILBERT, Tony ROBILLARD, Herve JOURDAN & Philippe GRANDCOLAS
 
New data on Dierogekko (Squamata: Gekkota: Diplodactylidae), with the description of a new species from Ile Baaba, Province Nord, New Caledonia
Phillip SKIPWITH, Todd JACKMAN, Anthony H. WHITAKER, Aaron M. BAUER & Ross A. SADLIER

The New Caledonian Leopard Skink Lacertoides pardalis (Reptilia: Scincidae); a review of the species' morphology, distribution, behavior and conservation
Ross A. SADLIER, Glenn M. SHEA, Herve JOURDAN, Anthony H. WHITAKER & Aaron M. BAUER

Cryptic speciation in the New Caledonian lizard genus Nannoscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) including the description of a new species and recognition of Nannoscincus fuscus Gunther
Ross A. SADLIER, Aaron M. BAUER, Perry L. WOOD Jr., Sarah A. SMITH, Anthony H. WHITAKER &Todd JACKMAN

Bocourt's terrific Skink, Phoboscincus bocourti (Brocchi, 1876), and the Monophyly of the Genus Phoboscincus Greer, 1974 (Reptilia: Scincidae)
Ivan INEICH, Ross A. SADLIER, Aaron M. BAUER,Todd R. JACKMAN & Sarah A. SMITH

Localized endemism in the southern ultramafic bio-region of New Caledonia as evidenced by the lizards in the genus Sigaloseps (Reptilia: Scincidae), with descriptions of four new species
Ross A. SADLIER, Aaron M. BAUER, Perry L. WOOD Jr., Sarah A. SMITH, Anthony H. WHITAKER, Herve JOURDAN &Todd JACKMAN

High elevation endemism on New Caledonia's ultramafic peaks - a new genus and two new species of scincid lizard
Ross A. SADLIER, Aaron M. BAUER, Sarah A. SMITH, Glenn M. SHEA & Anthony H. WHITAKER

New data on freshwater fish of New Caledonia
Philippe KEITH, Clara LORD, Laura TAILLEBOIS & Pierre FEUTRY

The New Caledonian and Fijian species of Aterpini and Gonipterini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
Guillermo KUSCHEL

The blind weevils of Myrtonymina in New Caledonia and Australia (Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Erirhinini: Myrtonymina)
Guillermo KUSCHEL

Exocelina nehoue n. sp. from New Caledonia, with a new synonym and new collecting records for other species in the genus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)
Michael BALKE, Jiri HAJEK, Lars HENDRICH &Gunther WEWALKA

A new species, new records, and notes on biology of New Caledonian Scirtes llliger (Insecta: Coleoptera: Scirtidae)
Rafat RUTA

Corindia (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from New Caledonia and the Papuan Region
Daniel J. BICKEL

Pindaia (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) a new genus from New Caledonia and Australia
Daniel J. BICKEL

The water bugs (Hemiptera-Heteroptera: Gerromorpha & Nepomorpha) of New Caledonia: Diversity, ecology and biogeographical significance
Jakob DAMGAARD & Herbert ZETTEL

New Caledonia as an evolutionary cradle: a re-appraisal of the jaw-moth genus Sabatinca (Lepidoptera: Micropterigidae) and its significance for assessing the antiquity of the island's fauna
George W. GIBBS & David C. LEES
 
Owlflies of New Caledonia. Suhpalasca Caledon McLachlan, 1871 (Neuroptera:Ascalaphidae)
Roland DOBOSZ & Abraham LEVENTE

Redefinition of the cricket genus Protathra  Desutter-Grandcolas, 1997 (Orthoptera, Grylloidea, Phalangopsidae), with description of the calling song of Protathra centralis Desutter-Grandcolas, n. sp.
Laure DESUTTER-GRANDCOLAS, Tony ROBILLARD& Jeremy ANSO

Three new species and a synonymy of the genus Nobarnus (Insecta: Heteroptera:Tingidae)
Eric GUILBERT

Diversity and distribution of the genus Rothisilpha (Dictyoptera, Blattidae) in New Caledonia: Evidence from new microendemic species
Philippe GRANDCOLAS, Romain NATTIER, Roseli PELLENS & Frederic LEGENDRE
 
INDEX TAXONOMIQUE
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