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Emoia - Gray, 1845

Pronunciation: em-OY-ah
 Etymology: possibly meaningless1

Taxonomic notes:

Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 3 out of 3 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: Christmas Island whiptail-skink (Emoia nativitatis) at 6.2 cm
 Longest Australian species: shrub whiptail-skink (Emoia longicauda) at 10 cm
Number of Australian species: 3

littoral whiptail-skink (Emoia atrocostata)
Saibai Island, Queensland
Photo © Tom Parkin
littoral whiptail-skink (Emoia atrocostata) distribution range map Emoia atrocostata
Littoral whiptail-skink
Year described
(Lesson 1830)

shrub whiptail-skink (Emoia longicauda)
Iron Range, Queensland
Photo © Henry Cook
shrub whiptail-skink (Emoia longicauda) distribution range map Emoia longicauda
Shrub whiptail-skink
Year described
(Macleay 1877)

Christmas Island whiptail-skink (Emoia nativitatis)
Christmas Island
Photo © Hal Cogger
Christmas Island whiptail-skink (Emoia nativitatis) distribution range map Emoia nativitatis
Christmas Island whiptail-skink
Year described
(Boulenger 1887)

  1. Ehmann, Harald (1992). Encyclopedia of Australian animals: Reptiles. Angus and Robertson. 495 pp - search web for this book
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