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Emoia sorex (BOETTGER, 1895)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSorex Emo Skink 
SynonymLygosoma (Emoa) sorex BOETTGER 1895
Euprepes (Mabuya) samoensis var. moluccensis PETERS 1864: 386
Emoia sorex — SMITH 1937: 227
Emoia sorex — BRONGERSMA 1948: 491
Emoia sorex — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia sorex — BAUER et al. 1995: 62
Emoia sorex — KOCH 2011 
DistributionIndonesia (Celebes, Moluccas), Halmahera (fide SMITH 1937), Sulawesi

Type locality: “Halmaheira, im Norden, Westen und Osten die gemeinste Eidechsenart, namentlich auf Waldboden” Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: SMF 15340 (= Kat. MERTENS 6292, 4a). 
CommentBauer (1994) proposed to suppress the name Euprepes samoensis moluccensis in favor of Emoia sorex, since the former has not been used since 1864 and thereby threatens nomenclatural stability. 
References
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Bauer,A.M. 1994. On the identity of Euprepes samoensis moluccensis Peters, 1864. Journal of Herpetology 28 (2): 257-258 - get paper here
  • Boettger,O. 1895. Liste der Amphibien und Batrachier des Insel Halmaheira nach den Sammlungen Prof. Dr. W. Kükenthal's. Zool. Anz. 18: 116-121, 129-138 - get paper here
  • Brongersma, L.D. 1948. Lizards from the island of Morotai (Moluccas). Proc. Koninkl. Ned. Akad. Wet. Ser. C. 51: 486-495
  • 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
  • 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
  • Koch, A. 2011. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi: Underestimated Diversity in a Dynamic Environment. In: F.E. Zachos and J.C. Habel (eds.), Biodiversity Hotspots. Springer, Berlin, p. 383-404
  • Peters,W. 1864. Über einige neue Säugethiere (Mormops, Macrotus, Vesperus, Molossus, Capromys), Amphibien (Plathydactylus, Otocryptis, Euprepes, Ungalia, Dromicus, Tropidonotus, Xenodon, Hylodes), und Fische (Sillago, Sebastes, Channa, Myctophum, Carassius, Barbus, Mber. k. preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin [1864]: 381-399 - get paper here
  • Setiadi, M. I. & A. Hamidy, 2006. Jenis-Jenis Herpetofauna di Pulau Halmahera. Kerjasama antara Pusat Studi Biodiversitas dan Konservasi Universitas Indonesia dan Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Puslit Biologi Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia. - 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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