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Emoia obscura (DE JONG, 1927)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Obscure Emo Skink 
SynonymLygosoma mivarti obscurum DE JONG 1927: 317
Emoia submetallica osbscura — BROWN & PARKER 1985
Emoia obscura — MYS 1988: 136
Emoia obscura — BROWN 1991: 24
Emoia obscura — GOLDBERG & KRAUS 2008 
DistributionPapua New Guinea, Irian Jaya

Type locality: Prauwenbivak, Idenburg river, West New Guinea.  
TypesLectotype: ZMA.RENA 11445, Prauwenbivak, Idenburg River, New Guinea, collected W.C. van Heurn, ix.1920. Designation by Brown (1991); Paratype: MZB Lace. 372. 
CommentSynonymy: Lygosoma mivarti obscurum DE JONG 1927 is a synonym of Emoia baudinii pallidiceps fide DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966: 133. 
  • 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; Parker F 1985. Three new lizards of the genus Emoia (Scincidae) from southern New Guinea. Breviora (480): 1-12 - get paper here
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • De JONG,J.K. 1927. Reptiles from Dutch New Guinea. Nova Guinea 15 (3): 296-318
  • Goldberg, S.R. & Kraus, F. 2008. Notes on reproduction in five species of Emoia (Squamata: Scincidae) from Papua New Guinea. Salamandra 44 (1): 54-58 - get paper here
  • Iskandar, Djoko T. and Mumpuni 2002. The herpetological type specimens in the Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense Collection. Hamadryad 27 (1):123-135 - 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
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