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Plestiodon sumichrasti (COPE, 1867)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSumichrast's Skink 
SynonymPlistodon sumichrasti COPE 1867: 321
Eumeces sumichrasti — BOCOURT 1879: 422
Eumeces sumichrasti — TAYLOR 1936: 178
Eumeces rovirosae DUGÈS 1895: 298
Eumeces schmidti DUNN & EMLEN 1932: 30
Eumeces sumichrasti — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 164
Eumeces sumichrasti — ÁLVAREZ DEL TORO & SMITH 1956
Eumeces sumichrasti — LINER 1994
Eumeces sumichrasti — KÖHLER 2000: 92
Eumeces sumichrasti — GRIFFITH, NGO & MURPHY 2000
Plestiodon sumichrasti — SCHMITZ et al. 2004
Eumeces sumichrasti — MaCCRANIE & CASTAÑEDA 2005
Plestiodon sumichrasti — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015 
DistributionMexico (Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo), Belize, Guatemala, N Honduras; elevation: 120-880 m

Type locality: Orizava (in error) = Potrero, Veracruz.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: USNM 6601 (collected by François Sumichrast)
Holotype: ANSP 19877 [schmidti]
Holotype: MDUG HE 189 [rovirosae] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy partly after SMITH & TAYLOR 1950.

Relative abundance in Honduras: infrequent 
EtymologyThe name sumichrasti is a patronym honoring François Sumichrast, a 19th century Swiss naturalist who collected the holotype while on an expedition sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 
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