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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesEmoia atrocostata atrocostata LESSON 1830
Emoia atrocostata australis BROWN 1991
Emoia atrocostata freycineti (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839) 
Common NamesE: Littoral Whiptail-skink, Mangrove Skink, Littoral skink
G: Mangroven-Schlankskink 
SynonymScincus atrocostatus LESSON 1830: 50
Mocoa cumingi GRAY 1845
Euprepes (Mabuya) bitaeniatus PETERS 1864: 53
Mabouya jerdoniana STOLICZKA 1870: 107, 172
Eumeces (Mabouya) singaporensis STEINDACHNER 1870
Euprepes (Mabuya) parietalis PETERS 1871: 572
Euprepes (Mabuia) microstictus PETERS 1874: 373
Mabouia marmorata MACLEAY 1877: 65
Mabouia irrorata MACLEAY 1877: 66
Euprepes marmorata MACLEAY 1877
Eumeces serratus FISCHER 1886: 56
Lygosoma atrocostatum — BOULENGER 1895: 31
Lygosoma atrocostatum — WAITE 1903
Emoia atrocostatum BARBOUR 1912
Lygosoma (Emoa) atrocostatum — STERNFELD 1918: 415
Lygosoma sinus SMITH 1929
Lygosoma buergersi VOGT 1932: 292
Emoia parietale — SMITH 1937: 226
Emoia buergersi — SMITH 1937: 227
Emoia atrocostata irrorata LOVERIDGE 1948
Emoia manni BROWN 1948
Emoia serrata - GREER 1974: 20
Emoia buergersi — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia atrocostata — GREER 1974: 20
Lobulia buergersi — GREER 1974
Emoia atrocostata — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 69
Papuascincus buergersi - ALLISON & GREER 1986
Emoia atrocostata australis BROWN 1991
Emoia atrocostata — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 261
Emoia atrocostata — COX et al. 1998: 112
Emoia atrocostata — COGGER 2000: 476
Emoia atrocostata — GRISMER 2011

Emoia atrocostata australis BROWN 1991
Emoia atrocostata australis — SANG et al. 2009

Emoia atrocostata freycineti (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839)
Eumeces Freycinetii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 648
Gongylus (Eumeces) freycineti DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 648
Emoia atrocostata freycineti - BROWN 1991
Emoia atrocostata freycineti — INEICH 2011 
DistributionAustralia (Cape York Peninsula, Christmas Islands, Queensland)
S Taiwan (incl. Lanyu island)
Singapore
Philippines (Bancoran, Bantayan, Basilan, Busuanga, Calauit, Caluya, Cebu, Dinagat, Gigante south, Govenen (Great), Guimaras, Inampulungan, Lapinin Chico, Luzon, Mindanao, Palawan, Mindoro, Bohol, Masbate, Panay), Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Halmahera),
Vietnam, West Malaysia (Pulau Pinang, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Pulau Tioman, Johor: Pulau Sibu), Palau,
Japan (Ryukyu)
Indoaustralian archipelago to Papua New Guinea

Pacific islands as far east as Vanuatu, New Hebrides and Caroline Islands, Admirality Islands, New Britain vicinity, New Ireland vicinity, New Hanover vicinity (see Mys 1988 for details), Solomon Islands [McCoy 2000], Toga, Loh, Hiu Islands, Guam (G. Rodda, pers. comm., 13 March 2016).

atrocostata: Micronesia, Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, islands of Torres Strait, Indo-Malayan Archipelago, Christmas Island (Indian Ocean), Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyu Archipelago

australis: Cape York Peninsula. Type locality: on rocks at NW end of beach, Qld;

buergersi: Papua New Guinea; Type locality: Sepik River area, Papua New Guinea.

freycineti: Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Torres islands, Aore, Malo, Espiritu Santo, Pentecost, Malakula, Efate; type locality: Vanikolo Island, Santa Cruz group, southern Solomon Islands.

Type locality: Qualan Island, Caroline Islands. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-15078. but listed as unknown (in SANG et al. 2009).
Holotype: ZMB 25687, 25753, 25753A-F (BROWN 1991) [buergersi]
Lectotype: MNHN (freycineti)
Holotype: AM [australis] 
CommentSynonymy: Mostly after BROWN 1991 (who also preliminarily synonymized Lygosoma buergersi VOGT 1932). Mabouya jerdoniana STOLICZKA 1870 was described twice, in two different papers.

Conservation: This species is classified as “vulnerable” in Japan (Ota 2000).

Type species: Emoia atrocostata is the type species of the genus Emoia GRAY 1845 (fide GREER 1974). 
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