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Plestiodon reynoldsi (STEJNEGER, 1910)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Florida Sand Skink 
SynonymNeoseps reynoldsi STEJNEGER 1910: 34
Neoseps reynoldsi — SMITH 1946: 395
Neoseps reynoldsi — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 137
Eumeces (Pariocela) reynoldsi — SCHMITZ et al. 2004
Plestiodon reynoldsi — SCHMITZ et al. 2004 
DistributionUSA (Florida)

Type locality: Near Spring Lake, Fruitland Park, Lake County, Florida.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 42147 
CommentSee illustration in Reptilia 9 (2): 14. 
EtymologyNamed after A. G. ReynoIds of Gulfport, Florida, who dealt in insects, fish, reptiles, amphibians, shells, and invertebrates and who collected the holotype (1910). 
  • Ashton Kyle G. 2005. Life history of a fossorial lizard, Neoseps reynoldsi. Journal of Herpetology 39 (3):389-395 - get paper here
  • Ashton, Kyle G. and Anna C. S. Knipps 2011. Effects of Fire History on Amphibian and Reptile Assemblages in Rosemary Scrub. Journal of Herpetology 45 (4): 497-503. - get paper here
  • Bartlett, Dick 1994. Sand skinks and indigo snakes. Reptiles 1 (5): 38-43
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Catenazzi, Alessandro, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy. 2008. Plestiodon reynoldsi (Florida Sand Skink). Albinism. Herpetological Review 39 (2):228 - get paper here
  • Conant,R. & Collins,J.T. 1991. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern/Central North America, 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin (Boston/New York), xx + 450 p.
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Gibbons, Whit; Judy Greene, and Tony Mills 2009. LIZARDS AND CROCODILIANS OF THE SOUTHEAST. University of Georgia Press, 240 pp.
  • McCoy, Earl D.; Jonathan Q. Richmond, Henry R. Mushinsky, Eric J. Britt, and J. Steve Godley 2010. Long Generation Time Delays the Genetic Response to Habitat Fragmentation in the Threatened Florida Sand Skink. Journal of Herpetology 44 (4): 641–644 - get paper here
  • McCoy, Earl D.; Nickolett Ihász, Eric J. Britt, and Henry R. Mushinsky 2010. Is the Florida Sand Skink (Plestiodon reynoldsi) a Dietary Specialist? Herpetologica 66 (4): 432-442 - get paper here
  • Pike, David A. and Elizabeth A. Roznik 2009. Drowning in a Sea of Development: Distribution and Conservation Status of a Sand-swimming Lizard, Plestiodon reynoldsi. Herp. Cons. Biol. 4: 96-105 - get paper here
  • Rizkalla, Carol E.; Earl D. McCoy, Eric J. Britt, and Henry R. Mushinsky 2015. Indirect Monitoring of a Rare Lizard: Effects of Sampling Intensity, Season, and Management Practices. Herp. Cons. Biol. 10 (3) - get paper here
  • SCHMIDT, A. 1955. Der Floridanische [sic.] Sandskink Neoseps reynoldsi Stejneger. DATZ 8: 299-300.
  • 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
  • Simpson, E. 2022. Florida Sand Skink and Blue-tailed Mole Skink: Expanding Geographic Coverage of Genetic Analysis for Conservation. MSc thesis, Georgia Southern University
  • Smith, Hobart M. 1946. Handbook of Lizards: Lizards of the United States and of Canada. Comstock, Ithaca, NY, xxii + 557 pp.
  • Stejneger, L. 1910. A new genus and species of lizard from Florida. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 39: 33-35 - get paper here
  • Telford, S. R. JR. 1959. A study of the sand skink, Neoseps reynoldsi. Copeia 1959 (2): 100-119. - get paper here
  • Telford,S.R. 1969. Neoseps and N. reynoldsi. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 80 - get paper here
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