Emoia ponapea KIESTER, 1982
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Kiester's Emo Skink|
|Synonym||Emoia ponapea KIESTER 1982|
Emoia ponapea — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
|Distribution||Caroline Islands, Ponape (Pacific), Micronesia|
Type locality: “forest 1/4 mile above Agricultural Station, Kolonia, Ponape Island, Eastern Caroline Islands”
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 121041|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A member of the genus Emoia, as it is currently and broadly construed (Greer, 1974), differing from all other members of the genus by the possession of 13 premaxillary teeth. It is distinguishable externally by the combination of the following characters: interparietal present; subdigital lamellae of the 4th toe 38-46; midbody scale rows 30-32; middorsal scale rows 48-54 counting from the nuchals to the anterior insertion of the hind limb and 52-60 counting to the point directly above the vent; body form small (snout-vent length less than 50 mm) and distinctly slender; head narrow and relatively pointed; coloration without metallic blues or greens (Kiester 1982).|
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