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Emoia oriva ZUG, 2012

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymEmoia oriva ZUG 2012 
DistributionFiji Islands (Rotuma)

Type locality: Fiji, Rotuma, 1.0–2.0 km south of Ropuri (12°29’S, 177°04’E). Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: USNM 268307, adult male, collected 22 May 1986 by G. R. Zug.
Paratypes: USNM 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific name oriva derives from ‘oriva’, one of three Rotuman words for lizard. It is proposed as a noun in apposition. 
  • Zug, G.R. 2012. A new species of treeskink (Squamata: Scincidae: Emoia samoensis species group) from Rotuma, south-central Pacific. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125(1):74-84 - get paper here
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