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Plestiodon tamdaoensis (BOURRET, 1937)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesVietnam Skink 
SynonymEumeces tamdaoensis BOURRET 1937
Eumeces tamdaoensis — GRIFFITH, NGO & MURPHY 2000
Eumeces tamdaoensis — HIKIDA et al. 2001
Plestiodon tamdaoensis — SCHMITZ et al. 2004 
DistributionVietnam (Tam-dao, Tonking, Bak Kan, Cao Bang, Hai Duong, Hoa Binh, Vinh Phuc, Son La, Nghe An), Hong Kong (China)

Type locality: Tamdao, Vinh Phu Province, N Vietnam.  
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN 1948.65 and 1948.66 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • Bourret,R. 1937. Notes herpetologiques sur l'Indochine francaise. XII. Les lezards de la collection du Laboratoire des Sciences Naturelles de l'Universite. Descriptions de cinq especes nouvelles. XIII. Serpents... Bull. Gén. Instr. Pub. Hanoi (May 1937): 1-22; 23-39
  • 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
  • Griffith, H., A. Ngo & R. W. Murphy 2000. A cladistic evaluation of the cosmopolitan genus Eumeces Wiegmann (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 7 (1): 1-16 - get paper here
  • Hecht, Vera L.; Cuong T. Pham, Tao T. Nguyen, Truong Q. Nguyen, Michael Bonkowski & Thomas Ziegler 2013. First report on the herpetofauna of Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve, northeastern Vietnam. Biodiversity Journal 4 (4): 507–552
  • Hikida, T. & Darevsky, I.S. 1987. Notes on a poorly known blue-tailed skink, Eumeces tamdaoensis, from Northern Vietnam. Japanese Journal of Herpetology 12 (1): 10-15
  • Hikida, T.; Lau, M. W. N. & Ota, H. 2001. A new record of the Vietnamese Five-lined skink, Eumeces tamdaoensis (Reptilia: Scincidae), from Hong Kong, China, with special reference to its sexual dimorphism. Nat. Hist. J. Chulalongkorn Univ. 1 (1): 9-13
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Nguyen, Truong Quang; Anh Van Pham, Hoang Van Tu, Tan Van Nguyen, Thomas Ziegler 2018. New records and an updated list of lizards from Son La Province, Vietnam Herpetology Notes 11: 209-216 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Ziegler, T.; V.N. Thanh, L.K. Quyet, N. G. Truong, J. Hallermann; L.V. Khoi & T.M. Hoang 2006. Neue Verbreitungsnachweise einiger weniger bekannter vietnamesischer Amphibien und Reptilien. Sauria 28 (2): 29-40 - get paper here
 
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