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Emoia tetrataenia (BOULENGER, 1895)

IUCN Red List - Emoia tetrataenia - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Four-striped Emo Skink 
SynonymLygosoma tetrataenia BOULENGER 1895: 30
Emoia tetrataenia — SMITH 1937: 227
Emoia tetrataenia — GREER 1974
Emoia tetrataenia — BROWN 1991 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Louisiade Group), Indonesia (Irian Jaya)

Type locality: Fergusson Island, D'Entrecasteaux Group  
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.8.10.96 (formerly, Ferguson I., D'Entrecasteaux Group, PNG, collected A.S. Meek, designated by Brown (1991). 
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1895. On a collection of reptiles and batrachians from Ferguson Island, D'Entrecasteaux group British New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 16: 28-32 - 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
  • 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
  • Kraus, Fred 2018. A New Species of Emoia (Squamata: Scincidae) from Papua New Guinea. Journal of Herpetology 52 (4): 430-436 - 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
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