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Emoia adspersa (STEINDACHNER, 1870)

IUCN Red List - Emoia adspersa - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
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  
TypesHolotype: NMW 16623
Holotype: lost (was: MTD (= MTKD)) [Eumeces microlepis FISCHER 1886] 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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