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Emoia reimschiisseli TANNER, 1950

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Reimschisel's Emo Skink 
SynonymEmoia caerulocauda reimschisseli TANNER 1950
Ernoia caernleocauda reimschisseli — TANNER 1970: 224 (in error)
Emoia reimschiisseli — GREER 1974
Emoia reimschisseli — BROWN 1991: 77
Emoia reimschiisseli — HOW et al. 1998: 133
Emoia reimschiisseli — GLÄSSER-TROBISCH & TROBISCH 2021 
DistributionIndonesia (Moluccas)

Type locality: Moratai Island, Moluccas  
TypesHolotype: BYU 7416 
Etymologynamed after the collector of the type specimens, Ernest F. Reimschiissel (born 1917), a graduate of Brigham Young University. Reimschiissel was inducted into the army in January 1943 and sent to the Pacific where he collected various reptiles and insects. 
  • 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
  • Glässer-Trobisch, Andrea & Dietmar Trobisch 2021. Begegnungen mit Hydrosaurus & Co. in der Wallacea. Teil 3: Drachen im Vogelparadies – Halmahera. Sauria 43 (3): 23-46
  • 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
  • How, R. A., B. Durrant; L. A. Smith and Najamuddin Saleh, 1998. Emoia (Reptilia: Scincidae) from the Banda Arc islands of eastern Indonesia: variation in morphology and description of a new species. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 19: 131-139 - get paper here
  • Tanner, V.W. 1950. Pacific islands herpetology. No. III, Moroai Island. Great Basin Naturalist 10: 1-30 - get paper here
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