Emoia mokolahi ZUG, INEICH, PREGILL & HAMILTON, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Emoia mokolahi?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Emoia mokolahi ZUG, INEICH, PREGILL & HAMILTON 2012|
|Distribution||Tonga Islands (Vava‘u)|
Type locality: Kingdom of Tonga, Vava‘u group, Vava‘u (Island), approximately 1 km W of Neiafu (∼18° 39′ S, 173° 59′ W), south side of Mt. Talau. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: USNM 333684, adult female, collected by George R. Zug, 10 November 1993.|
Paratypes: All specimens from the King- dom of Tonga. IAM, USNM, AMNH, AMS, CAS, SDSH, FMNH
|Etymology||The specific name derives from two Tongan words, lahi (adjective) for big and moko (noun) for lizard, hence mokolahi (following Tongan word order) refers to this taxon being the largest extant skink in the Tongan Islands. It is proposed as a noun in apposition.|
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