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Asymblepharus nepalensis EREMCHENKO & HELFENBERGER, 1998

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesNepal ground skink 
SynonymAsymblepharus nepalensis EREMCHENKO & HELFENBERGER in EREMCHENKO et al. 1998: 41
Asymblepharus (Himalablepharus) nepalensis — EREMCHENKO 2003
Himalblepharus [sic] nepalensis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 

Type locality: "Central of Nepal, along the road between Suikhet-Nandanda, Pokhara, 1580 m" (Pokhara at 28° 14'N; 83° 59'E, Nepal); SH 739; 741-43 (four paratypes), "Central of Nepal, along the road between Suikhet-Nandanda, Pokhara, 1500-1580 m". Map legend:
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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.
TypesHolotype: SH 740 
  • Eremchenko, V. K 2003. Generic and specific redefinition and redescription of the North-Vietnam skink (Scincella melanosticta (Boulenger, 1887). Izvestiya Vuzov (= Proceedings of Universitities and Institutes), Bishkek, (1-2): 20-28
  • Eremchenko, V.; Helfenberger,N.; K. B. Shah & A. M. Panfilov 1998. Two new species of skinks (Scincidae: Ligosominae [sic]) from Nepal [in Russian]. News nat. Acad. Sci. Kirgiz Republik, Bishkek (4): 41-45
  • Kästle , W., Rai, K. & Schleich, H.H. 2013. FIELD GUIDE to Amphibians and Reptiles of Nepal. ARCO-Nepal e.V., 625 pp. - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
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