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Emoia concolor (DUMÉRIL, 1851)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Fiji Green Emo Skink 
SynonymGongylus (Euprepes) concolor DUMÉRIL 1851
Euprepes (Euprepes) resplendens PETERS 1877: 416
Euprepes concolor A. DUMÉRIL in DUMÉRIL & DUMÉRIL 1851
Euprepes (Euprepes) resplendens PETERS 1877
Eumoia resplendens PETERS 1877
Emoia concolor — GREER 1974: 20
Gongylus concolor — FRANK & RAMUS 1995: 187
Emoia concolor — AUSTIN & ZUG 1999
Emoia concolor — ZUG 2012 
DistributionFiji Islands, Rotuma Island

Type locality: Fiji  
TypesLectotype: MNHN-RA 7084; paralectotype: MNHN-RA 7084A, Ambon (in error), collected by Hombron & Jacquinot, designated by Brown (1991). 
CommentLygosoma cyanogaster tongana WERNER 1899 has been synonymized with this species by BROWN and GIBBONS (1986) and others. See Emoia tongana.
This species is highly heterogenous genetically (see AUSTIN & ZUG 1999). 
  • 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
  • Brown,W.C. & Gibbons,J.R.H. 1986. Species of the Emoia samoensis group of lizards (Scincidae) in the Fiji Islands, with descriptions of two new species. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 44 (4): 41-53 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M.C. & A. H. A. Duméril 1851. Catalogue méthodique de la collection des reptiles du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Gide et Baudry/Roret, Paris, 224 pp.
  • 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
  • Morrison, C. 2003. A Field Guide to the Herpetofauna of Fiji. Suva, Fiji: Institute of Applied Sciences, University of the South Pacific, 121 pp.
  • Peters, W. 1878. Herpetologische Notizen. I. Uber die von Spix in Brasilien gesammelten Eidechsen des Königlichen NaturalienKabinets zu München. Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1877: 407-415 - get paper here
  • Zug, G.R. 2012. A new species of treeskink (Squamata: Scincidae: Emoia samoensis species group) from Rotuma, south-central Pacific. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125(1):74-84 - get paper here
  • Zug, G.R. & I. Ineich 1995. A new skink (Emoia: Lacertilia: Reptilia) from the forest of Fiji. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 108 (3): 395-400. - get paper here
  • Zug,G. R. 1991. The lizards of Fiji: Natural history and systematics. Bishop Mus. Bull. Zool. 2: 1-136
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