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Emoia adspersa (STEINDACHNER, 1870)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Steindachner's Emo Skink 
SynonymEumeces (Mabuya) adspersus STEINDACHNER 1870: 430
Euprepes (Mabuia) parvisquameus PETERS 1874: 160
Mabouia parvisquamis — MÜLLER 1880
Eumeces microlepis FISCHER 1886: 58 (fide BROWN 1991)
Emoia adspersa — SMITH 1937: 226
Emoia adspersa — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia adspersa — AUSTIN & ZUG 1999 
DistributionWestern Samoa, a few small islands from Tuvalu to Tokelau (endemic), Tonga, Fiji (fide SMITH 1937), Cook Islands, Wallis-Futuna, Ellice

Type locality: Samoa  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NMW 16623
Holotype: lost (was: MTD (= MTKD)) [Eumeces microlepis FISCHER 1886] 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
References
  • 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
  • Austin,C.C. & Zug,G.R. 1999. Molecular and morphological evolution in the south-central Pacific skink Emoia tongana (Reptilia: Squamata): uniformity and human-mediated dispersal. Austral. J. Zool. 47: 425-437 - 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
  • Burt, Charles E.; Burt, May Danheim 1932. Herpetological results of the Whitney South Sea Expedition. VI. Pacific island amphibians and reptiles in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 63 (5): 461-597
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Gill B J. 1993. The Land Reptiles of Western Samoa. Journal of the Royal Society Of New Zealand 23 (2): 79-89. - get paper here
  • Gill B J. Rinke D R. Zug G R. 1994. Emoia adspersa (Lacertilia: Scincidae): Confirmed in Tonga. RECORDS OF THE AUCKLAND INSTITUTE AND MUSEUM 31: 215-217.
  • 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
  • Higgins, H. 1943. A Few Reptiles from Western Samoa. Copeia 1943 (1): 59 - get paper here
  • Müller, F. 1880. Erster Nachtrag zum Katalog der herpetologischen Sammlung des Basler Museums. Verh. Naturf. Ges. Basel 7: 120-165 - get paper here
  • Peters,W.H.C. 1874. Über neue Reptilien (Peropus, Agama, Euprepes, Lygosoma, Typhlops, Heterolepis) der herpetologischen Sammlung des Berliner zoologischen Museums. M. Ber. k. preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1874: 159-164 - 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
  • Steindachner, F. 1870. Herpetologische Notizen (Il). Reptilien gesammelt Während einer Reise in Sengambien. Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, 62: 326-348. - get paper here
  • Zug, G. R., I. Ineich, G. Pregill, and A. M. Hamilton. 2012. Lizards of Tonga and a description of a new Tongan treeskink (Squamata: Scincidae: Emoia samoensis Group). Pacific Science 66(2):225-237 - get paper here
 
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