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Plestiodon oshimensis (THOMPSON, 1912)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesOusima Skink 
SynonymEumeces oshimensis THOMPSON 1912
Eumeces marginatus amamiensis VAN DENBURGH 1912
Eumeces marginatus kikaigensis VAN DENBURGH 1912
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: TL: Amamioshima, Loo Choo Islands, Japan;

kikaigensis: TL: Kikaiga-shima, Loo Choo Islands, Japan;  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: CAS 21729
Holotype: CAS [amamiensis]
Holotype: CAS [kikaigensis] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSee also P. marginatus. 
Etymology 
References
  • Hikida T 1989. The Ryukyu Blue-tailed Skink, Eumeces marginatus Not Distributed in Taiwan. J. Taiwan Mus. 42 (1): 81-88
  • 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
  • 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.
 
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