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Emoia erronan BROWN, 1991

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesCommon Emo Skink 
SynonymEmoia erronan BROWN 1991
Emoia erronan — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Emoia erronan — INEICH 2011 
DistributionVanuatu (Futuna Island)

Type locality: Futuna Island, an island formerly called Erronan.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 60285 
CommentSimilar species: The skink Emoia erronan belongs to the Emoia concolor subgroup of the Emoia samoensis group. It is often mixed with the latter binomen in collections. 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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).
  • Zug, G.R. 2012. A new species of treeskink (Squamata: Scincidae: Emoia samoensis species group) from Rotuma, south-central Pacific. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125(1):74-84 - get paper here
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