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Emoia similis DUNN, 1927

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesDunn's Emo Skink 
SynonymEmoia similis DUNN 1927
Emoia sembalunica MERTENS 1927
Leiolopisma sembalunicum MERTENS 1927
Leiolopisma sembilunicum — MERTENS 1930: 158
Emoia similis — MERTENS 1930: 160
Emoia similis — SMITH 1937: 227
Leiolopisma kadarsani DAREVSKY 1964
Leiolopisma kardarsani DAREVSKY 1964 (fide HOW et al. 1998)
Leiolopisma kadarsani padariensis DAREVSKY 1964
Leiolopisma sembilunica rintjana DAREVSKY 1964
Emoia sembalunica — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia similis — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia sembilunica rintjana — BROWN 1991
Emoia similis — BROWN 1991
Emoia similis — HOW et al. 1998 
DistributionIndonesia (Komodo, Padar, Rintja; Flores [fide SMITH 1937], Lombok)

Type locality: Komodo, 500-1500 feet elevation.

kardarsani: Komodo and Padar.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 31977
Holotype: SMF 22091 [sembalunicum]
Holotype: MZB Lace [rintjana]
Holotype: MZB Lace [padariensis] 
  • Auffenberg W 1980. The herpetofauna of Komodo, with notes on adjacent areas. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 25(2): 39-156 - 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
  • Darevsky, l. S. 1964. New species of scincoid lizards from the islands of Lesser Sundas Archipelago, East Indonesia [in Russian]. [Translated from Russian for the National Science Foundation Office of Science Information Services, ed. James A. Peters]. Zool. J. (Moscow) 43 (1): 80-88
  • Darevsky, l. S. 1964. Die Reptilien der Inseln Komodo, Padar und Rintja im Kleinen Sunda-Archipel, Indonesien. Senckenbergiana biologica 43 (3/5): 563-576
  • Dunn, E. R. 1927. Results of the Douglas Burden Expedition to the Island of Komodo. III.- Lizards from the East Indies. American Museum Novitates (288): 1-13 - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • How, R. A., B. Durrant; L. A. Smith and Najamuddin Saleh, 1998. Emoia (Reptilia: Scincidae) from the Banda Arc islands of eastern Indonesia: variation in morphology and description of a new species. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 19: 131-139 - 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
  • Mertens, R. 1930. Die Amphibien und Reptilien der Inseln Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa und Flores. Senck. Naturf. Gesell., Frankfurt am Main, Abhandl. 42(3): 117-344.
  • Mertens, R., 1927. Neue Amphibien und Reptilien aus dem Indo-Australischen Archipel, gesammelt während der Sunda-Expedition Rensch. Senckenbergiana 9: 234-242
  • Peters, James A. (Editor) 1966. New species of scincid lizards from the Islands of the Lesser Sunda Archipelago (East Indonesia) by I. S. Darevskii. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (7): 1-8 - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
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