' 1^ • • liBRARY JUN 1 7 1985 B R T"V I O R A Miiiseiiim of Comparative Zoology us ISSN 0006-9698 Cambridge, Mass. 21 June 1985 Nimber 480 THREE NEW LIZARDS OF THE GE^VS EMO/A (SCINCIDAE) FROM SOUTHERN NEW GUINEA Walter C. Brown' and Fred Parker-AiiSTRACT. Three new species of skinks in the genus Enioia arc described from provinces south ol the central mountain range. New Guinea. INTRODUCTION The genus Emoia is widespread through much of the Indo-AustraHan Archipelago and the islands of the Pacific, and ranges into the Philippines in the north and northeastern Australia and New Hebrides in the south. The greatest diversity of species occurs in New Guinea and surrounding smaller islands. The three new species described in this paper are from south of the central moun-tain range in New Guinea. One species is based on a series of specimens collected primarily by the junior author in the Fly River and Bamu River drainages. Western Province, Papua New Guinea. The second ranges from Western Province westward through southern Irian Jaya. Both spe-cies are in the E. haudini-suhmetallica group as defined by Brown, 1953. The third species which belongs to the E. physicae group (Brown, 1953) has a wide range in several provinces of southern Papua New Guinea. The last two, in addition to the series collected by the junior author, are also represented in earlier collections. 'Department of Herpetology. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. California 94118. and. Menlo College. Menlo Park. California 94025. -717 Ross River Road. Kirwan. Queensland, Australia.