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Striped Skinks in Oceania: The Status of Emoia caeruleocauda in Fiji

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Title: Striped Skinks in Oceania: The Status of Emoia caeruleocauda in Fiji
Authors: Zug, George R.
Ineich, Ivan
Issue Date: Apr 1997
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Zug GR, Ineich I. 1997. Striped skinks in Oceania: the status of Emoia caeruleocauda in Fiji. Pac Sci 51(2): 183-188.
Abstract: A rediscovered population of Emoia caeruleocauda from the Fiji
Islands is compared with populations from Papua New Guinea, the Caroline Islands,
and Vanuatu. Morphometrically, females from all populations are somewhat smaller
than males, although males are significantly larger only in head length and width,
and hindlimb length. Females and males do not appear dimorphic in scalation.
Interpopulation comparison shows the populations to differ from one another in
morphometry and scalation. In morphometry females and in scalation males and
females of Fiji and Vanuatu and those of the Carolines and Papua are more similar
to one another than each member of a pair is to members of the other pair. These
patterns of variation suggest that the Fijian population of E. caeruleocauda is a
native one and not introduced.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 51, Number 2, 1997

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