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Plestiodon capito (BOCOURT, 1879)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGail's Eyelid Skink 
SynonymEumeces capito BOCOURT 1879: 429
Eumeces xanthi GÜNTHER 1889: 220
Eumeces pekinensis STEJNEGER 1924
Eumeces xanthi — TAYLOR 1936: 239
Eumeces capito — BRYGOO 1985: 20
Eumeces capito — GRIFFITH, NGO & MURPHY 2000
Plestiodon capito — SCHMITZ et al. 2004 
DistributionN China (southward to Hubei and Sichuan)

Type locality: China; erroneously given as United States (see BRYGOO 1985: 20)  
Reproductionoviparous (reported for xanthi). 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 5531 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Bocourt, M. F. 1879. Etudes sur les reptiles, p. i-xiv, 1-1012. In Recherches Zoologiques pour servir a l'Histoire de Ia Faune de l'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, Recherches zoologiques. Part 2, sect. 1; In A Imprimerie Impériale, Paris [3, Pt. 6], pp. 360–440. - get paper here
  • BRANDLEY, MATTHEW C.; OTA, HIDETOSHI; HIKIDA, TSUTOMU; NIETO MONTES DE OCA, ADRIAN; FERIA-ORTIZ, MANUEL; GUO, XIANGUANG; WANG, YUEZHAO 2012. The phylogenetic systematics of blue-tailed skinks (Plestiodon) and the family Scincidae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 165 (1): 163-189 - get paper here
  • Griffith, H., A. Ngo & R. W. Murphy 2000. A cladistic evaluation of the cosmopolitan genus Eumeces Wiegmann (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 7 (1): 1-16 - get paper here
  • Günther,A. 1889. Third contribution to ourknowledge of reptiles and fishes from the Upper Yangtsze-Kiang. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 4 (21): 218-229 - get paper here
  • Hikida, T. & Motokawa, J. 1999. Phylogeographical relationships of the skinks of the genus Eumeces (Reptilia; Scincidae) in East Asia. in: Ota, H. (ed.) Tropical Island Herpetofauna, pp. 231-247 - get paper here
  • Schmitz, Andreas; Patrick Mausfeld and Dirk Embert 2004. Molecular studies on the genus Eumeces Wiegmann, 1834: phylogenetic relationships and taxonomic implications. Hamadryad 28 (1-2): 73 – 89 - get paper here
  • Smith, HOBART M., ROZELLA B. Smith, and JEAN GUIBÉ 1975. The identity of Bocourt's lizard Eumeces capito 1879. Great Basin Naturalist. 35 (1): 109-112. - get paper here
  • Stejneger, LEONHARD H. 1924. Herpetological novelties from China. Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 5: 119-121 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E. H. 1936. A taxonomic study of the cosmopolitan lizards of the genus Eumeces with an account of the distribution and relationship of its species. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 23 (14): 1-643 [1935] - get paper here
  • Wu, Jianguo 2015. Can changes in the distribution of lizard species over the past 50 years be attributed to climate change? Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI<br />10.1007/s00704-015-1553-4 - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
 
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