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Plestiodon liui (HIKIDA & ZHAO, 1989)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesChinese: 刘氏石龙子 
SynonymEumeces liui HIKIDA & ZHAO 1989
Eumeces liui — GRIFFITH, NGO & MURPHY 2000
Plestiodon liui — SCHMITZ et al. 2004 
DistributionChina (Hubei, Jiangsu, Zhejiang)

Type locality: Nanjing, Jiangsu Prov., China  
TypesHolotype: CAS 64956, Paratype: CIB 005737 
EtymologyDedicated to Chengzhao Liu (Ch'eng-chao Liu, 1900-1976), Chinese herpetologist who worked at Sichuan Medical College, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Hikida T; Zhao E 1989. Eumeces liui: a new species of blue-tailed skink (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from China. Copeia 1989 (1): 110-114 - 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
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
  • Wu, Na, Minli Chen, Jinlong Liu, Bo Cai, Song Wang, Minggang Xu & Xianguang Guo. 2022. Comparative Analyses of Two Nearly Complete Mitochondrial Genomes of the Liu’s Skink, Plestiodon liui , from South and North Sides of the Yangtze River. Russian Journal of Herpetology 29 (1): 47–64. - get paper here
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