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Emoia physicae (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesEmoia physicae purari BROWN 1991
Emoia physicae physicae (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839) 
Common NamesE: Slender Emo Skink 
SynonymEuprepes Physicae DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 688
Emoia physicae — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia physicae — BROWN & PARKER 1985
Emoia physicae — MYS 1988: 136
Emoia physicae physicae — BROWN 1991: 41

Emoia physicae purari BROWN 1991
Emoia physicae purari — BROWN 1991: 41
Emoia physicae purari — SHEA 1999: 33 
DistributionPapua New Guinea

Type locality: “Nouvelle-Guinée”; restricted to “Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea” by BROWN 1991.

purari: Papua New Guinea (Gulf Province); Uraru, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 2949 (by monotypy), New Guinea, collected Quoy & Gaimard.
Holotype: CAS 117848 [purari] 
  • 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; Parker F 1985. Three new lizards of the genus Emoia (Scincidae) from southern New Guinea. Breviora (480): 1-12 - 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
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol. 5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - 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
  • 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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