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Plestiodon obsoletus BAIRD & GIRARD, 1852

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Great Plains Skink
S: Lincer de Llanura 
SynonymPlestiodon obsoletum BAIRD & GIRARD 1852
Lamprosaurus guttulatus HALLOWELL 1852: 206
Eumeces obsoletus — COPE 1875: 45
Eumeces guttulatus — GRANT 1927
Eumeces obsoletus — TAYLOR 1936: 305
Eumeces obsoletus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 165
Eumeces obsoletus — STEBBINS 1985: 146
Eumeces obsoletus — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 131
Eumeces obsoletus — LINER 1994
Eumeces obsoletus — GRIFFITH, NGO & MURPHY 2000
Plestiodon obsoletus — SCHMITZ et al. 2004 
DistributionUSA (E Colorado, S Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona),
Mexico (NE Sonora, N/E Chihuahua, Coahuila, N Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosí, N Tamaulipas, Durango)

Type locality: “Valley of the Rio San Pedro of the Rio Grande del Norte”, now Devils River, Texas.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 3133 
CommentSynonymy after SMITH & TAYLOR 1950. 
EtymologyThe specific name, obsoletus, is a Latin word meaning "decayed or degenerate," in reference to the lack of a distinct pattern, as generally found inadults with a seemingly striped pattern (Lemos-Espinal & Dixon 2013). 
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