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Asymblepharus alaicus (ELPATJEVSKY, 1901)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesAsymblepharus alaicus kucenkoi NIKOLSKY 1902
Asymblepharus alaicus alaicus ELPATJEVSKY 1901
Asymblepharus alaicus yakovlevae EREMCHENKO 1983 
Common NamesG: Alaisches Natterauge 
SynonymAblepharus alaicus ELPATJEVSKY 1901
Asymblepharus alaicus — EREMCHENKO & SZCZERBAK 1980
Ablepharus saposhnikovi (KASTCHENKO 1909)
Ablepharus bivittatus alaicus
Asymblepharus alaicus — SZCZERBAK 2003

Asymblepharus alaicus kucenkoi NIKOLSKY 1902
Ablepharus kucenkoi NIKOLSKY 1902
Asumblepharus [sic] alaicus kucenkoi — EREMCHENKO & SZCZERBAK 1986
Asymblepharus alaicus kucenkoi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Asymblepharus alaicus yakovlevae EREMCHENKO 1983
Asymblepharus alaicus yakovlevae — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionN China (W Xinjiang), Kyrgyzstan, NE Uzbekistan,
Tajikistan (Tianshan and Pamir-Alai mountain ranges) to SE Kazakhstan

kucenkoi: Kazakhstan, China (Yinin); Type locality: “right bank of the Sarydzhas River” [Kyrgyzstan]; Syntypes: MNKNU

yakovlevae: Uzbekistan, Kyrgizstan, Kazakhstan, Tadjikistan ?

Type locality: Kyrghyzstan 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.
 
ReproductionViviparous. 
TypesLectotype: Zoological Museum of Moscow State University No. 2248, chosen from the type series (9 specimens, Collection of the Zoological Museum of Moscow State University), Pamir, leg. N.N. Nazarov, 1892, female (Eremchenko, 1983).

Holotype: № 9542 (Zoological Institute, Academy of Sciences of USSR), Issyk-Kul Lake, leg. A. Kucenko, 8 August 1901, female (Eremchenko, 1983) [kucenkoi]

Holotype: ReN 14 (collection of the Institute of Zoology, Academy of Sciences of Ukranian SSR, Kiev), Kyrgyziya, Kyrgyzsky Ridge, Alamedin Ravine (Tatyr Urochiszcze), 1800 m a.s.l., leg. V. Eremchenko, 13 August 1977, male (Eremchenko, 1983) [yakovlevae] 
CommentIllustration: Plate 29C in ZHAO & ADLER 1993. KHALIKOV (pers. comm.) says Ablepharus kucenkoi (NIKOLSKY 1908).

Distribution: see map in Dujsebayeva 2015 (for Kazakhstan).

Type species: Ablepharus alaicus ELPATJEVSKY 1901 is the type species of the genus Asymblepharus EREMCHENKO & SZCZERBAK 1980. 
References
  • 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
  • Elpatjevsky, VLADIMIR S. 1901. The genus Ablepharus Fitz. in the collections of the Zoological Museum of Moscow University [in Russian]. Dnevn. Zool. Otdel. Imper. Obszest. Lubit. Estestvozn., Moscow, 3 (2): 37-39
  • Eremchenko (or JERIOMTSCHENKO), VALERY K., and NIKOLAI N. Shcherbak [= Szczerbak] 1986. Ablepharine Lizards of the USSR and Adjacent Countries [in Russian]. Ylym Publ., Frunze. 170, (2) pages
  • Eremchenko, V.K. 1980. Concerning ancestral species of ablepharine lizards (Reptilia, Sauna, Scincidae) of the USSR [in Russian]. Vestn. Zool., Kiev, 1980 (4): 10-15
  • Eremchenko, V.K. 1983. Distribution & geographic variability of Asymblepharus alaicus (Sauria, Scincidae) [in Russian] Vestnik Zoologii, Kiev 1983 (2): 35-42.
  • 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
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Szczerbak, N.N. 2003. Guide to the Reptiles of the Eastern Palearctic. Krieger, Malabar, FL, 260 pp. - get paper here
  • Vedmederya, Valeriy; Oleksandr Zinenko, and Andrei Barabanov 2009. An Annotated Type Catalogue of Amphibians and Reptiles in the Museum of Nature at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Kharkiv, Ukraine). Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (3): 203-212 - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
 
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