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Emoia nativitatis (BOULENGER, 1887)

IUCN Red List - Emoia nativitatis - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesChristmas Island Whiptail-skink, Forest skink 
SynonymLygosoma nativitatis BOULENGER 1887: 516
Emoia nativittatis - COGGER 1983
Emoia nativittatis — COGGER 2000: 728
Emoia nativittatis — COUPER et al. 2006: 380
Emoia nativitatis — COGGER 2014: 552 
DistributionChristmas Islands (Indian Ocean, belongs to Australia)

Type locality: Christmas Is., Indian Ocean.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.10.59 
Comment 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1887. Report on a zoological collection made by the officers of H.M.S. Flying Fish at Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. Proc. zool. Soc. London 1887: 516-517 - 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
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Couper, P., Covacevich, J., Amey, A. & Baker, A. 2006. The genera of skinks (Family Scincidae) of Australia and its island territories: diversity, distribution and identification. in: Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G.M. & Lee, M.S.Y. (eds.). Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 367-384
 
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