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Emoia battersbyi (PROCTER, 1923)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Battersby's Emo Skink 
SynonymLygosoma (Emoia) battersbyi PROCTER 1923
Lygosoma ahli VOGT 1932: 291
Emoia ahli — SMITH 1937: 227
Emoia battersbyi — SMITH 1937: 227
Emoia ahli — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia battersbyi — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia battersbyi — MYS 1988: 132
Emoia ahli — BROWN 1991: 38
Emoia battersbyi — BROWN 1991 
DistributionPapua New Guinea, Irian Jaya

Type locality: Huon Gulf area, New Guinea

ahli (invalid): Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea; Type locality: Papua New Guinea, headwaters of Sepik River near border of Irian Jaya;  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.10.88 (formerly 1922.11.24.19)
Syntypes: ZMB 25726, 25766 (fide BAUER et al. 2003: 282); Holotype: lost fide BROWN 1991 [ahli] 
CommentSynonymy: after Shea 2016. 
EtymologyNamed after James Clarence Battersby 1901-1993 [obituary in Herp. Rev. 25: 44 (1994)].
Emoia ahli was named after Ernst Ahl, German herpetologist (1898-1945). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brown W C 1991. Lizards of the genus Emoia (Scincidae) with observations on their evolution and biogeography. MEMOIRS OF THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (No. 15) 1991: i-vi, 1-94 - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Mys, Benoit 1988. The zoogeography of the scincid lizards from North Papua New Guinea (Reptilia: Scincidae). I. The distribution of the species. Bull. Inst. Roy. Sci. Nat. Belgique (Biologie) 58: 127-183
  • Procter, J. B. 1923. On new and rare reptiles and batrachians from the Australian region. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1923: 1069-1077 - get paper here
  • Shea, Glenn M. 2016. Emoia ahli (Vogt, 1932), a synonym of Emoia battersbyi (Procter, 1923) (Squamata: Scincidae). Amphibia-Reptilia, DOI: 10.1163/15685381-00003053 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Vogt,T. 1932. Beitrag zur Reptilienfauna der ehemaligen Kolonie Deutsch-Neuguinea. Sitzungsber. Gesell. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 5-7: 281-294
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