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Plestiodon oshimensis (THOMPSON, 1912)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Ousima Skink 
SynonymEumeces oshimensis THOMPSON 1912
Eumeces marginatus amamiensis VAN DENBURGH 1912: 4
Eumeces marginatus kikaigensis VAN DENBURGH 1912: 5
Eumeces oshimensis — TAYLOR 1936: 253
Eumeces marginatus oshimensis — HIKIDA 1989
Plestiodon marginatus oshimensis — HONDA et al. 2008
Plestiodon oshimensis — KURITA & HIKIDA 2014 
DistributionJapan (Kikaiga-shima, Loo Choo Islands)

Type locality: Kikaiga-shima, Loo Choo Islands, Japan.

amamiensis: Type locality: Amamioshima, Loo Choo Islands, Japan;

kikaigensis: Type locality: Kikaiga-shima, Loo Choo Islands, Japan;  
Reproductionoviparous (phylogenetic imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: CAS 21729
Holotype: CAS 21615 [amamiensis]
Holotype: CAS 21628 [kikaigensis] 
CommentSee also P. marginatus. 
  • Hikida T 1989. The Ryukyu Blue-tailed Skink, Eumeces marginatus Not Distributed in Taiwan. Journal of Taiwan Museum 42 (1): 81-88 - get paper here
  • Honda, M.; Okamoto, T.; Hikida, T. & Ota, H. 2008. Molecular Phylogeography of the Endemic Five-lined Skink ( Plestiodon marginatus) ( Reptilia: Scincidae) of the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan, with Special Reference to the Relationship of a Northern Tokara Population. Pacific Science 62 (3): 351 – 362 - get paper here
  • Kurita, Kazuki and Tsutomu Hikida 2014. A New Species of Plestiodon (Squamata: Scincidae) from Kuchinoshima Island in the Tokara Group of the Northern Ryukyus, Japan. . Zoological Science 31 (7): 464-474, doi: 10.2108/zs130267 - get paper here
  • Okamoto, Taku 2016. Historical Biogeography of the Terrestrial Reptiles of Japan: A Comparative Analysis of Geographic Ranges and Molecular Phylogenies. Species Diversity of Animals in Japan, pp 135-163; DOI<br />10.1007/978-4-431-56432-4_5 - 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
  • Thompson, J.C. 1912. Herpetological notices, No. 2. Prodrome of descriptions of new species of Reptilia and Batrachia from the Far East. Privately published, San Francisco.
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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