Emoia tetrataenia (BOULENGER, 1895)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Emoia tetrataenia?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Four-striped Emo Skink|
|Synonym||Lygosoma tetrataenia BOULENGER 1895: 30|
Emoia tetrataenia — SMITH 1937: 227
Emoia tetrataenia — GREER 1974
Emoia tetrataenia — BROWN 1991: 51
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea (Louisiade Group), Indonesia (Irian Jaya)|
Type locality: Fergusson Island, D'Entrecasteaux Group
|Types||Lectotype: BMNH 1918.104.22.168 (formerly 22.214.171.124), Ferguson I., D'Entrecasteaux Group, PNG, collected A.S. Meek, designated by Brown (1991).|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION. SVL of four mature specimens 54.9-63.5mm; snout long, tapering, strongly depressed, round pointed, its length 4045% of HL and 66-69% of HB; HB 59-67% of HL and 14-17% of SVL; eye 58-63% of snout length and 39-43°/o of HB; rostral broadly rounded or nearly truncate at its dorsal edge; supranasals elongate, in contact with the anterior loreal; pre-frontals separated; frontoparietals and interparietal fused into one shield; one pair of nuchals; anterior loreal much longer than high, about as long as posterior, in contact with first, first and second, or second and third labials; seven upper labials, sixth enlarged and below eye; six or seven lower labials; dorsal scales smooth; midbody scale rows 26-28 (x̅ = 27.333; SD = 0.816; n = 6): dorsal scale rows 47-56 (x̅ = 51.0: SD = 3.347; n = 6); length of extended hindlimb 90-96% of axilla-groin distance and 44-47% of SVL; lamellae under fourth toe 69-78 (x̅= 72.5; SD = 3.391; n = 6). (Brown 1991).|
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