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Plestiodon longirostris COPE, 1861

IUCN Red List - Plestiodon longirostris - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLongnose Skink, Bermuda Skink, Bermuda Rock Lizard 
SynonymPlestiodon longirostris COPE 1861: 313
Eumeces longirostris — TAYLOR 1936: 155
Eumeces longirostris — GRIFFITH, NGO & MURPHY 2000
Plestiodon longirostris — SCHMITZ et al. 2004 
DistributionBermuda Islands

Type locality: Bermuda Island  
Reproduction 
TypesSyntype. UIMNH 40740 (USNM 4737); J. H. Darrell, January, 1861
Syntypes: (2) ANSP 9352-53; 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • 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
  • Cope, E.D. 1861. On the Reptilia of Sombrero and Bermuda. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 13: 312-314. - get paper here
  • Dunn, E. R.; Conant, Roger 1937. The herpetological fauna of Bermuda [Anolis iodurus]. Herpetologica 1: 78-80 - 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. & 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
  • Kingman, R. H. 1932. A comparative study of the skull in the genus Eumeces of the family Scincidae. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 20 (15): 273-295 - get paper here
  • Richmond, J.Q. 2006. Evolutionary basis of parallelism in North American scincid lizards. EVOLUTI ON & DEVELOPMENT 8 (6): 477–490
  • 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
  • Stroud, J.T., Giery, S.T. & Outerbridge, M.E. 2017. Establishment of Anolis sagrei on Bermuda represents a novel ecological threat to Critically Endangered Bermuda skinks (Plestiodon longirostris). Biol Invasions. doi:10.1007/s10530-017-1389-1 - 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
  • Turner, H. 2017. Geographic Distribution: Plestiodon longirostris (Bermuda Skink). Herpetological Review 48 (4): 812
  • Turner, Heléna, Griffiths, Richard A., Garcia, Gerardo and Outerbridge, Mark E. 2017. Plestiodon longirostris (Bermuda Skink) Tail bifurcation Herpetological Review 48 (1): 198-199 - get paper here
 
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