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Emoia loveridgei BROWN, 1953

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Loveridge's EmoSkink 
SynonymEmoia loveridgei BROWN 1953: 10
Emoia loveridgei — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia loveridgei — MYS 1988: 135
Emoia loveridgei — BROWN 1991 
DistributionIrian Jaya, Papua New Guinea

Type locality: Toem, Irian Jaya.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 49318 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS: A small Emoia apparently most closely related to E. pallidiceps, from which it differs in color pattern (see description); the lower number of lamellae, ranging from 27 to 32 (mean, 29.3+0.47) for 15 specimens; the relatively shorter limbs and stubbier toes (ratio of length of hind limb to the distance from snout to vent, 42.0, 43.7, 37.8, 39.1, 41.9, 41.9, and 52.0 per cent for seven adult specimens available for measurement at this time'); or E. baudini, from which it differs primarily in color pattern and less stocky habitus (Brown 1953: 10). 
EtymologyNamed after Arthur Loveridge (1891-1980), American herpetologist. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brown, Walter C. 1953. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 69 A review of New Guinea lizards allied to Emoia baudini and Emoia physicae (Scincidae). American Museum Novitates (1627): 1-25 - 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
  • Williams E E 1982. Arthur Loveridge—A Life in Retrospect. Breviora (471): 1-12 - get paper here
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