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Emoia flavigularis SCHMIDT, 1932

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Yellow-throated Emo Skink 
SynonymEmoia flavigularis SCHMIDT 1932: 185
Emoia flavigularis — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia flavigularis — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Emoia flavigularis — ZUG 2012 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Bougainville), Solomons

Type locality: Solomon Islands, Ysabel, Tunnibuli.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 13793 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. An Emoia allied to E. nigra, from which it is distinguished by having a higher number of subdigital lamellae, parietal fused with interparietals, prefrontals normally forming a suture, temporals 2-2 instead of 2-3, and a bright yellow throat, distinct in color from the rest of the venter [from SCHMIDT 1932]. 
EtymologyNamed after its yellow throat (Latin “flavus = yellow, Latin “gula” = throat). 
  • 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
  • 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
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - get paper here
  • Schmidt, KP 1932. Reptiles and Amphibians from the Solomon Islands. Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Zool. Ser. - 18 (9): 175-190 - 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
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