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Emoia cyanogaster (LESSON, 1830)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTeal Emo Skink 
SynonymScincus cyanogaster LESSON 1830: 47
Gongylus (Euprepes) cartereti DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839
Eumeces Carteretii — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 651
Mabuia carteretii — BOULENGER 1886: 40
Lygosoma cyanogaster — BOULENGER 1895: 30
Lygosoma (Keneuxia) Dahlii WERNER 1898: 552
Emoia cyanogaster — SMITH 1937: 227
Emoia cyanogaster — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia cyanogaster — MYS 1988: 133
Gongylus carteretii — FRANK & RAMUS 1995
Emoia cyanogaster — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Emoia cyanogaster — BROWN 1991: 47
Emoia cyanogaster — INEICH 2011 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Bismarcks), Solomons, Vanuatu (Torres and Banks, Espiritu Santo, Malo, Aore, Aoba, Pentecost, Ambrym, Malakula, Epi, Efate, Erromango, Tanna), Admirality Islands, Santa Cruz, Hiu island

Type locality: “Oualan” (Kosrae Island), Caroline Islands (in error, Brown, 1991). Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN
Holotype: ZMB 14654 [dahlii] 
Comment(Erroneously?) Reported from Queensland by SMITH 1937.

Habitat: on shrubs and vines up to about 2 m above ground. 
References
  • Adler,G.H.; Austin,C.C. & Dudley,R. 1995. Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9: 529-541 - 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
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1886. On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands. Trans. Zool. Soc. London 12: 35-62
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ineich, I. 2011. Amphibians and reptiles. In: Bouchet P., Le Guyader H. & PascaL O. (eds), The Natural History of Santo. pp. 187-236. MNhN, Paris; Ird, Marseille; PNI, Paris. 572 pp. (Patrimoines naturels; 70).
  • INEICH, Ivan 2009. The terrestrial herpetofauna of Torres and Banks Groups (northern Vanuatu), with report of a new species for Vanuatu. Zootaxa 2198: 1-15 - get paper here
  • Lesson, R.P. 1826. Reptile plates 3 and 4. In: Atlas de Zoologie, Voyage autour de monde, exécuté (part.) ordre du Roi, sur la Corvette de sa Majesté, La Coquille, pendant les années 1822-1825. Arthus Bertrand, Paris. - get paper here
  • Lesson, R.P. 1830. Description de quelques reptiles nouveaux ou peu connus. In: M.L.I. Duperrey, Voyage Autour du Monde Execute par Ordre du Roi, sur la Corvette de La Majeste, La Coquille, exécuté Pendant les Annees 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825. 2. Zoologie 2 (1). Arthur Bertrand, Paris: 1-65 - get paper here
  • Lord Medway, & Marshall, A.G. 1975. Terrestrial vertebrates of the New Hebrides: origin and distribution. Roy. Soc. of London, Philosophical Trans. (Ser. B) 272: 423-465.
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - 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
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Werner, F. 1899. Beiträge zur Herpetologie der pacifischen Inselwelt und von Kleinasien. I. Bemerkungen über einige Reptilien aus Neu-Guinea und Polynesien. II. Über einige Reptilien und Batrachier aus Kleinasien. Zool. Anz. 22: 371-375, 375-378 - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1898. Vorläufige Mitteilung über die von Herrn Prof. F. Dahl im Bismarck-Archipel gesammelten Reptilien und Batrachier. Zool. Anz. 21 : 552-556 - get paper here
 
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