Emoia guttata BROWN & ALLISON, 1986
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Emoia guttata?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Allison's Emo Skink|
|Synonym||Emoia guttata BROWN & ALLISON 1986|
Emoia guttata — BROWN 1991
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea (Morobe Province)|
Type locality: Mt.Kaindi [1300 m elevation] Wau area, Bulolo River drainage, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. This species of Emoia is distinguished from congeners by the following combination of characters: (1) snout-vent length of mature specimens 51-73 mm; (2) midbody scale rows 33-38; (3) paravertebral scales between parietals and base of tail 49- 58; (4) 4th-toe lamellae 35-43; (5) prefrontals moderately to widely separated; (6) 6th (rarely 5th) upper labial enlarged and beneath eye; (7) color pattern: dorsum olive to light olive-brown with scattered black and whitish blotches on body and tail; upper lateral surface black, bordered below by an irregular white band; sides of neck and lower lateral surfaces marbled by scattered black and whitish blotches [BROWN & ALLISON 1986].|
|Etymology||The name guttata is Latin for "spotted" and refers to the numerous light spots and blotches on the lateral surfaces.|