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Eumecia johnstoni (BOULENGER, 1897)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma (Riopa) johnstoni BOULENGER 1897: 801
Riopa (Eumecia) johnstoni — SMITH 1937: 230
Riopa johnstoni — LOVERIDGE 1953
Eumecia johnstonei — GREER 2001 
DistributionMalawi (“Nyasaland”)

Type locality: “Nyika Plateau”  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
Diagnosis 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymology 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1897. A list of the reptiles and batrachians collected in northern Nyasssaland by Mr. Alex Whyte, F.Z.S., and presented to the British Museum by Sir Harry H. Johnston, K.C.B., with descriptions of new species. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1897: 800-803 - get paper here
  • Greer, Allen E. 2001. Distribution of maximum snout-vent length among species of Scincid lizards. Journal of Herpetology 35 (3): 383-395 - get paper here
  • Greer,A.E. 1967. The generic relationships of the African scincid genus Eumecia. Breviora (276): 1-9 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
 
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