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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
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