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Emoia slevini BROWN & FALANRUW, 1972

IUCN Red List - Emoia slevini - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Slevin's Emo Skink, Mariana skink 
SynonymEmoia slevini BROWN & FALANRUW 1972
Emoia slevini — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia slevini — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Emoia slevini — RICHMOND et al. 2021 
DistributionMariana Islands

Type locality: Cocas Island, Manana Islands.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 192781 
CommentDistribution: extirpated on Guam (G. Rodda, pers. comm., 13 March 2016). 
EtymologyNamed after Joseph Richard Slevin (1881-1957), curator of Herpetology at the California Academy of Sciences 1928-1957. 
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Brown,W.C. & FALANRUW,M.V.C. 1972. A new lizard of the genus Emoia (Scincidae) from the Marianas Islands. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 39 (9): 105-110 - get paper here
  • Goldberg, S.R. 2017. Emoia slevini (Slevin’s Brown Skink) Reproduction. Herpetological Review 48 (3): 643-644. - 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
  • McCoid M J. Rodda G H. Fritts T H. 1995. Distribution and abundance of Emoia slevini (Scincidae) in the Marianna Islands. Herpetological Review 26 (2): 70, 72 - get paper here
  • Richmond, J. Q., Wostl, E., Reed, R. N., & Fisher, R. N. 2021. Range eclipse leads to tenuous survival of a rare lizard species on a barrier atoll. Oryx, 1-10 - get paper here
  • Rodda, G. H., Fritts, T. H., & Chiszar, D. 1997. The disappearance of Guam's Wildlife. BioScience 47 (9): 656-574 - get paper here
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