Plestiodon coreensis (DOI & KAMITA, 1937)
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Smith's Skink|
|Synonym||Eumeces coreensis DOI & KAMITA 1937|
Eumeces coreensis SMITH et al. 1979 (fide FRANK & RAMUS 1995)
Eumeces coreensis — GRIFFITH, NGO & MURPHY 2000
Plestiodon coreensis — SCHMITZ et al. 2004
Eumeces coreensis — DATHE 2012
|Distribution||“North West Corea” = NW Korea ?|
Type locality: Sanpoto near Ryuganpo (Yongamp'o) (female) and Suiunto Island (Sin-do Island), Korea (male)
|Comment||According to Okada (1939: 187), the species differs from E. chinensis and "E. pekinensis" (=xanthi) in the following characters: only one postmental, prefrontals in contact with each other, six upper and lower labials; E. coreensis differs from E. c. chinensis in having two upper labials in contact with posterior loreal and from E. xanthi in having no postnasal. Taylor (1935: 243) states that E. xanthi varies in that one specimen shows only six upper labials. According to his Fig. 33, the prefrontals are in contact. E. xanthi usually has 22 rows about the middle of the body, one in nine having 24. Both known specimens of coreensis have 24. Like xanthi, coreensis has four narrow, dark dorsal bands, but Okada states that these are situated on the four median dorsal rows whereas those of E. xanthi are located on the two median dorsal rows and on the third scale row. Both species have a broad, dark lateral band.|
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