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Emoia maxima BROWN, 1953

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Great Emo Skink 
SynonymEmoia pallidiceps maxima BROWN 1953: 10
Emoia maxima — MYS 1988: 135
Emoia maxima — BROWN 1991 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya), Papua New Guinea

Type locality: Dutch New Guinea, Hollandia.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 43143 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS: Differs from the typical race primarily in the greater number of rows of scales around the middle of the body (38-42; mean, 40.1 ± 0.327 for 17 specimens) (Brown 1953: 10). 
CommentMYS 1988 questions the validity of Emoia maxima, which might be synonymous with E. pallidiceps. 
  • 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. 1953. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 69 A review of New Guinea lizards allied to Emoia baudini and Emoia physicae (Scincidae). American Museum Novitates (1627): 1-25 - get paper here
  • Mys, Benoit 1988. The zoogeography of the scincid lizards from North Papua New Guinea (Reptilia: Scincidae). I. The distribution of the species. Bull. Inst. Roy. Sci. Nat. Belgique (Biologie) 58: 127-183
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