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Emoia arnoensis BROWN & MARSHALL, 1953

IUCN Red List - Emoia arnoensis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesEmoia arnoensis nauru BROWN 1991
Emoia arnoensis arnoensis BROWN & MARSHALL 1953 
Common NamesE: Emo Skink 
SynonymEmoia arnoensis BROWN & MARSHALL 1953
Emoia arnoensis — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia arnoensis — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Emoia arnoensis arnoensis — BUDEN 2008
Emoia arnoensis — RICHMOND et al. 2021

Emoia arnoensis nauru BROWN 1991
Emoia arnoensis nauru — SHEA 1999: 32
Emoia arnoensis nauru — BUDEN 2008 
DistributionPacific Ocean islands: Carolines, Marshalls, Nauru, Micronesia

Type locality: Arno Atoll, Marshall Islands

nauru: Nauru; Type locality: Nauru Island.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 132131
HOLOTYPE: AMS R109771 [nauru] 
CommentDistribution: see map in Richmond et al. 2021: Fig. 2. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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
  • 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, Walter C. & Marshall, Joe T. 1953. New scincoid lizards from the Marshall Islands, with notes on their distribution. Copeia 1953 (4): 201-207 - get paper here
  • Buden, D.W. 2008. The reptiles of Nauru. Pacific Science 62 (4):499 – 507
  • Buden, Donald W. & Danko Taboroši 2016. Reptiles of the Federated States of Micronesia. Island Research and Education Initiative, 311 pp. - 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
  • 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
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