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Emoia boettgeri (STERNFELD, 1918)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Boettger's Emo Skink, Micronesia Spotted Skink 
SynonymLygosoma (Emoia) boettgeri STERNFELD 1918: 406
Emoia boettgeri orientalis BROWN & MARSHALL 1953
Emoia boettgeri — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia boettgeri — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Emoia boettgeri — KAISER et al. 2020 
DistributionCarolines (e.g. Ponape), Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Lukunor Atoll), Uman District Islands

Type locality: Insel Ponape, östliche Karolinen  
TypesHolotype: SMF 15347 (= 6295, 1a in BOETTGER 1893, = 6292,5a in MERTENS 1922).
Holotype: USNM 132132 [orientalis] 
CommentDistribution: see map in Richmond et al. 2021: Fig. 2. 
EtymologyNamed after Oskar Boettger (1844-1910), herpetologist at the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt am Main. 
  • 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, 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, Donald W. 2015. Reptiles of Lukunor Atoll, Mortlock Islands, Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia. Pacific Science 69 (1):117–124 doi:10.2984/69.1.9 - get paper here
  • Buden, Donald W. 2015. Reptiles of Uman District Islands (Southeastern Chuuk Lagoon and Kuop Atoll), Federated States of Micronesia. Pacific Science 69 (2): 271-279 - get paper here
  • Buden, Donald W. & Danko Taboroši 2016. Reptiles of the Federated States of Micronesia. Island Research and Education Initiative, 311 pp. - get paper here
  • Goldberg, S R; 2019. Emoia boettgeri (Micronesia Spotted Skink) Reproduction. Herpetological Review 50 (2): 373 - 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
  • Kaiser, Hinrich; Kaitlin J Rickerl, Melinda M Hull, Morgan M Lewis, Mitzia J Zambada 2020. Herpetological Update from Arno Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Herpetology Notes 13: 699-712 - 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
  • Sternfeld, R. 1918. Zur Tiergeographie Papuasiens und der pazifischen Inselwelt. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) 36: 375-436 - get paper here
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