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Emoia rufilabialis MCCOY & WEBBER, 1984

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesRed-lipped Emo Skink 
SynonymEmoia rufilabialis MCCOY & WEBBER 1984
Emoia rufilabialis — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995 
DistributionSolomon Islands (Santa Cruz Islands)

Type locality: Graciosa Bay, Santa Cruz Island, Solomon Islands.  
TypesHolotype: AMS 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “rufus” = red and “labrum” = tail. 
  • Adler,G.H.; Austin,C.C. & Dudley,R. 1995. Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9: 529-541 - get paper here
  • Klein, E. R., Harris, R. B., Fisher, R. N. and Reeder, T. W. 2016. Biogeographical history and coalescent species delimitation of Pacific island skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Emoia cyanura species group). Journal of Biogeography.doi: 10.1111/jbi.12772 - get paper here
  • McCoy M; Webber P 1984. Two new species of scincid lizards from Santa Cruz and Duff Islands, Solomon Islands. Copeia 1984 (3): 571-578 - get paper here
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - get paper here
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