|Scientific Name:||Carlia bicarinata (MacLeay, 1877)|
Heteropus albertisii Peters & Doria, 1878
Heteropus bicarinatus MacLeay, 1877
Lygosoma bicarinata (MacLeay, 1877)
Records of this species from Australia represent confusion with Carlia storri, which was not recognized as a distinct taxon until Ingram and Covacevich (1989).
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Allison, A. & Tallowin, O.|
|Contributor(s):||De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.|
Carlia bicarinata has been assessed as Least Concern owing to its large distribution and ability to persist in disturbed habitats.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
This species is endemic to Papua New Guinea, where it occurs in southeast Papua New Guinea, northwest and east of Port Moresby (National Capital District) and from Bootles Bay, Yule Island, Amau Village and Sogeri Plateau (Central Province) (Ingram and Covacevich 1989, Austin et al. 2011). This species occurs from sea level to 600 m asl. (A. Allison unpubl. data).
Native:Papua New Guinea
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|Population:||This is a well-collected species (A. Allison pers. comm. 2014).|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This skink is apparently restricted to coastal savannas and areas in open lowland forest (Ingram and Covacevich 1989). In common with other New Guinean Carlia, it favours open areas and those with some disturbance (A. Allen pers. comm. 2014).|
|Use and Trade:||There is no trade in this species.|
It is unlikely that any major threats are impacting this species.
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place, or needed, for this species.|
|Citation:||Allison, A. & Tallowin, O. 2015. Carlia bicarinata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T178415A21645128.Downloaded on 19 February 2018.|
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