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The Lizards of Rarotonga and Mangaia, Cook Island Group, Oceania

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Item Summary Crombie, Ronald I. Steadman, David W. 2008-04-05T03:23:27Z 2008-04-05T03:23:27Z 1986
dc.identifier.citation Crombie RI, Steadman DW. 1986. The lizards of Rarotonga and Mangaia, Cook Island group, Oceania. Pac Sci 40: 44-57.
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870
dc.description.abstract Eight species of lizards are reported from the islands of Rarotonga and Mangaia with comments on their distribution, ecology, reproduction, and variation. Particular attention is given to systematic problems in the genus Cryptoblepharus and pattern polymorphism in Emoia cyanura. Emoia trossula, recently described from Fiji, is reported for the first time in the Cook Islands. Historic and zoogeographic evidence suggests that most species of lizards arrived on Rarotonga and Mangaia in Polynesian voyaging canoes within the past 1000 years, although Gehyra mutilata and Hemidactylus garnotii may have arrived by incidental boat or air transport in the past several decades.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press
dc.title The Lizards of Rarotonga and Mangaia, Cook Island Group, Oceania
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 40, Numbers 1-4, 1986

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