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Emoia baudini (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Great Bight Cool-skink; Baudin’s Skink 
SynonymGongylus (Eumeces) Baudini DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 653
Emoia baudini — GRAY 1845: 95
Emoia baudini — GIRARD 1858:263
Lygosoma baudini — BOULENGER 1887: 296
Lygosoma Baudinii — BOULENGER 1895: 30
Emoia baudini — BARBOUR 1912:94
Emoia baudini — SMITH 1937:227 (part.)
Emoia baudini — MITTLEMAN 1952:22
Emoia baudini — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia baudini — BROWN 1991: 22
Gongylus baudini — FRANK & RAMUS 1995: 187 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya, Vogelkop Peninsula; Buru, Ternate, Aru Islands, Waigeo; Celebes [fide SMITH 1937 and BROWN 1991]

Type locality: New Guinea  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesLectotype: MNHN-RA 5006A. 3 syntypes - MNHN-RA 5006A (now lectotype) and MNHN-RA 5006 and MNHN-RA 5006B paralectotypes 
DiagnosisDescription in BROWN 1991. 
CommentSynonymy: mostly after BROWN 1991. 
EtymologyNamed after Nicholas Baudin (1756-1803), French naturalist and Commander-in-Chief of a French voyage of discovery along the western and southern coasts of Australia between 1801 and 1803. 
  • Barbour, Thomas 1912. A Contribution to the Zoögeography of the East Indian Islands. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy 44 (1): 1-203 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1895. On a collection of reptiles and batrachians from Ferguson Island, D'Entrecasteaux group British New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 16: 28-32 - 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
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1985. Les types des scincidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (4e sér.) 7 (sect. A 3), suppl.: 1-126
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol. 5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Girard, Charles F. 1858. United States Exploring Expedition during the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, Under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Vol. 20. Herpetology. C. Sherman & Son, Philadelphia, xv, 492 pages [see note in Zhao and Adler 1993: 369] - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - 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
  • Mittleman, M.B. 1952. A generic synopsis of the Lizards of the Subfamily Lygosominae. Smithson. misc. Collns, 117: 1-35. - 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
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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