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Emoia ruficauda TAYLOR, 1915

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Redtail Emo Skink 
SynonymEmoia ruficauda TAYLOR 1915
Emoia ruficauda — TAYLOR 1922
Emoia ruficauda — SMITH 1937: 227
Emoia ruficauda — GREER 1974: 20
Emoia ruficauda — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 71
Emoia ruficauda — GAULKE & ALCALA 2009
Emoia cf. ruficauda — KOCH 2012 
DistributionPhilippines (Mindanao), Indonesia (Sulawesi ?)

Type locality: valley of the Agusan River, Agusan del Norte Province, NE Mindanao  
TypesHolotype: lost, was BSP 1778 (lost fide Brown 1991), paratypes: CM (Carnegie Museum), FMNH 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “rufus” = red and “cauda” = tail. 
  • 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, WC. & A.C. ALCALA 1980. Philippine Lizards of the family Scincidae. Silliman Univ. Nat. Sci., Dumaguete City, Mon., Ser. 2: i-xi + 1-246.
  • Gaulke, M. & Alcala, A.C. 2009. Notes on the distributional range of the skink Emoia ruficauda (Reptilia: Scincidae) on Mindanao Island, the Philippines. Salamandra 45 (1): 57-60 - 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
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Sy, Emerson Y. and Jeniel Buday. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Emoia ruficauda (red-tailed swamp skink). Herpetological Review 45 (3): 462 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1915. New species of Philippine lizards. Philip. J. Sci. 10: 89-109
  • Taylor, E.H. 1922. The lizards of the Philippine Islands. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Science, Government of the Philippine Islands, Manila, Publication no. 17: 269 pp. - get paper here
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