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Emoia lawesii (GÜNTHER, 1874)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Günther's Emo Skink 
SynonymMabouia lawesii GÜNTHER 1874
Lygosoma (Emoa) lawesi — STERNFELD 1918: 417
Emoia lawesi — BROWN 1991
Emoia lawesi — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Emoia lawesi — ZUG 2013
Emoia lawesii — CHAPPLE et al. 2021 
DistributionNiue, Samoa, Tonga

Type locality: Savage (= Niue) Island  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.3.74-75 (formerly, Savage I. [=Niue], presented A. Günther. 
CommentDistribution: see map in Richmond et al. 2021: Fig. 2. 
  • 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
  • Chapple, David G; Roll, Uri; Böhm, Monika; Aguilar, Rocío Amey, Andrew P Austin, Chris C Baling, Marleen Barley, Anthony J Bates, Michael F Bauer, Aaron M Blackburn, Daniel G Bowles, Phil Brown, Rafe M Chandramouli, S R Chirio, Laurent Cogger, Hal Co 2021. Conservation Status of the World’s Skinks (Scincidae): Taxonomic and Geographic Patterns in Extinction Risk. Biological Conservation 257: 109101 - get paper here
  • Günther, A.C.L.G. 1874. A contribution to the Fauna of Savage Island. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1874: 295-297 - 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
  • ZUG, G.R. 2013. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Pacific Islands. University of California Press, Berkeley, 306 pp. - get paper here
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