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Ablepharus deserti STRAUCH, 1868

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesDesert Lidless Skink 
SynonymAblepharus deserti STRAUCH 1868: 366
Ablepharus tenuis NIKOLSKY 1915
Ablepharus turkestanicus AHL 1925
Ablepharus deserti — GREER 1974: 9
Ablepharus deserti — KOLBINTZEV et al. 2000
Ablepharus deserti — SZCZERBAK 2003
Ablepharus deserti — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionS Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, N Tadjikistan, Uzbekistan, E Turkmenistan

Type locality: “auf den Sandhügeln des Ustjurt [...] bei Akmetschet” [Uzbekistan]. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesParatypes: MNHN 
CommentSynonymy after KHALIKOV & ANANJEVA (pers. comm.)

Distribution: see map in Dujsebayeva 2015 (for Kazakhstan). 
References
  • Brygoo,E.R. 1985. Les types des scincidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (4e sér.) 7 (sect. A 3), suppl.: 1-126
  • Dujsebayeva, T. N. (ed.) 2010. Short review of last changes in the checklist of amphibians and reptiles of Kazakhstan. [in Russian]. In: Dujsebayeva, T. N. (ed.) Herpetological Researches in Kazakhstan and adjacent countries, p. 37-52
  • Dujsebayeva, T.N. 2015. ABOUT THE DESERT LIDLESS SKINK ABLEPHARUS DESERTI IN KAZAKHSTAN AND PARAPATRY OF A. DESERTI AND ASYMBLEPHARUS ALAICUS (REPTILIA: SCINCIDAE) Труды Зоологического института РАН Том 319 (2): 282–303
  • Enderson, E.F. 2001. Predation an method of ingestion by a Desert Nightsnake (Hypsiglena torquata) on a Great Plains Toad (Bufo cognatus). Sonoran Herpetologist 14 (2):14-15. - get paper here
  • Jarchow, J.L. 1990. Herp health: near drowning in a Desert Tortoise. Sonoran Herpetologist 3 (9):77, 83. - get paper here
  • Kolbintzev, Vladimir, Larissa Miroschnichenko and Tatjana Dujsebayeva 2000. Distribution and natural history of the lidless skinks, Asymblepharus alaicus and Ablepharus deserti (Sauria: Scincidae) in the Aksu-Djabagly Nature Reserve (Western Tian-Shan Mountains), Kazakstan. Asiatic Herpetological Research 8: 69-74 [1999] - get paper here
  • Lambert, M.R.K. 2002. Preliminary observations on herpetofaunal diversity in the Almaty region, Southern Kazakhstan (September 1998). Herpetological Bulletin (79): 7-13 - get paper here
  • Lance, K. 2012. An instance of diurnal predation by a Desert Nightsnake, Hypsiglena chlorophaea. Sonoran Herpetologist 25 (10):99-100. - get paper here
  • Pestov M.V. 2014. Desert lidless skink Ablepharus deserti Strauch, 1868 (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the Mangistau region (Kazakhstan). Current Studies in Herpetology 14 (3/4): 134–136 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Strauch 1868. Ueber die Arten del' Eidechsen-Gattung Ablepharus (Fitz.). Bull. Ac. Sc. St. Petel'sb. xii: 359-371 or<br />Mél. Biol. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersburg 6: 553-570 - get paper here
  • Szczerbak, N.N. 2003. Guide to the Reptiles of the Eastern Palearctic. Krieger, Malabar, FL, 260 pp. - get paper here
  • Tuegel, M. 2003. Death in a Desert Grassland: Kinosternon sonoriense (Sonoran Mud Turtle) Mortality. Sonoran Herpetologist 16 (9):77. - get paper here
 
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