You are here » home advanced search search results Emoia guttata

Emoia guttata BROWN & ALLISON, 1986

IUCN Red List - Emoia guttata - Least Concern, LC

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Emoia guttata?

Add your own observation of
Emoia guttata »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Allison's Emo Skink 
SynonymEmoia guttata BROWN & ALLISON 1986
Emoia guttata — BROWN 1991 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Morobe Province)

Type locality: Mt.Kaindi [1300 m elevation] Wau area, Bulolo River drainage, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.  
TypesHolotype: BPBM 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: This species of Emoia is distinguished from congeners by the following combination of characters: (1) snout-vent length of mature specimens 51-73 mm; (2) midbody scale rows 33-38; (3) paravertebral scales between parietals and base of tail 49- 58; (4) 4th-toe lamellae 35-43; (5) prefrontals moderately to widely separated; (6) 6th (rarely 5th) upper labial enlarged and beneath eye; (7) color pattern: dorsum olive to light olive-brown with scattered black and whitish blotches on body and tail; upper lateral surface black, bordered below by an irregular white band; sides of neck and lower lateral surfaces marbled by scattered black and whitish blotches [BROWN & ALLISON 1986]. 
EtymologyThe name guttata is Latin for "spotted" and refers to the numerous light spots and blotches on the lateral surfaces. 
  • 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
  • Brown W C; Allison A 1986. A new lizard of the genus Emoia (Scincidae) from Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Occasional Papers BERNICE P. BISHOP MUSEUM 26 [1986]: 47-51
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator