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Emoia caeruleocauda.jpg
Pacific bluetail skink
(Emoia caeruleocauda)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Subfamily: Lygosominae
Genus: Emoia
Gray, 1845

About 75, see text


Emoia is a genus of skinks in the subfamily Lygosominae. It belongs to a group of genera mainly from the southwestern Pacific-Australian region. The group also includes the genus Leiolopisma.[1]

These small skinks are commonly known as emoias.



  1. ^ Austin, J. J. and E. N. Arnold. (2006). Using ancient and recent DNA to explore relationships of extinct and endangered Leiolopisma skinks (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the Mascarene islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39(2): 503–11. (HTML abstract)
  2. ^ Another vertebrate species reported extinct from the Hawaiian Islands. United States Geological Survey. March 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Emoia slevini, p. 245).