Emoia aneityumensis MEDWAY, 1974
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Emoia aneityumensis?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Medway's Emo Skink|
|Synonym||Emoia aneityumensis MEDWAY 1974|
Emoia aneityumensis — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Emoia aneityumensis — ZUG et al. 2011
|Distribution||Vanuatu, New Hebrides|
Type locality: Aneityum Island, Vanuatu
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 1922.214.171.124|
|Comment||Total length: up to 244 mm, max. SVL 92 mm|
E. aneityumensis can be distinguished from E. samoensis by its higher number of medio-dorsal scales (40-42) and its lower number of subdigital lamellae (36-42); its coloration is identical to that of E. nigromarginata (but can be distinguished from the former by its larger size at sexual maturity (up to 92 mm SVL) and its increased number of eggs. Total length is about 2.74 times snout-vent length. Prefrontals are in weak contact and separate nasals from frontals. The interparietal is distinct. The 5th or 6th supralabial is the largest and located under the eye [Ineich 2011]
|Etymology||named after the type locality.|
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