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Plestiodon multilineatus (TANNER, 1957)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Chihuahuan Skink
S: Eslaboncillo 
SynonymEumeces multilineatus TANNER 1957
Eumeces multivirgatus mexicanus ANDERSON & WILHOFT 1959
Eumeces multilineatus — LINER 1994
Eumeces multilineatus — GRIFFITH, NGO & MURPHY 2000
Plestiodon multilineatus — SCHMITZ et al. 2004 
DistributionMexico (Chihuahua)

Type locality: 3 miles north of Colonia Chuhuichupa, Chihuahua, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: BYU 13798; paratypes: BYU, USNM
Holotype: MVZ 66061, adult male [mexicanus] 
CommentSynonymy partly after LEGLER & WEBB 1960. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin multi = "many," and lineatus = "marked with lines", referring to the many-lined color pattern. 
  • Anderson, James D.;Wilhoft, Daniel C. 1959. A new subspecies of Eumeces multivirgatus from Mexico. Copeia 1959 (1): 57-60 - 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
  • Jones, L.L. & Lovich, R.E. 2009. Lizards of the American Southwest. A photographic field guide. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, AZ, 568 pp. [review in Reptilia 86: 84] - get paper here
  • Legler, John M.;Webb, Robert G. 1960. Noteworthy records of skinks (genus Eumeces) from northwestern Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 5 (1): 16-20 - get paper here
  • Rodríguez-Robles, Javier A., Good, David A., Wake, David B. 2003. Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles. UC Publications in Zoology, 119 pp. - 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
  • Tanner, W W 1988. Eumeces multilineatus Tanner. Chihuahua skink. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 446: 1 - get paper here
  • Tanner, W.W. 1987. Lizards and turtles of Western Chihuahua. Great Basin Naturalist. 47: 383-421 - get paper here
  • Tanner, Wilmer W. 1957. A new skink of the multivirgatus group from Chihuahua. Great Basin Naturalist 17 (3-4): 111-117 - get paper here
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