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Plestiodon tunganus (STEJNEGER, 1924)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEumeces tunganus STEJNEGER 1924
Eumeces tunganus — TAYLOR 1936: 234
Eumeces tunganus — GRIFFITH, NGO & MURPHY 2000
Plestiodon tunganus — SCHMITZ et al. 2004 
DistributionChina (W Sichuan)

Type locality: Luting Kiao (=Luding Qiao [bridge]), where road to Tatsienlu (=Kangding Co.) crosses Tung River (=Dadu He), westem Szechwan (= Sichuan) Prov., China; 5,000-6,000 feet elevation.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: USNM (fide TAYLOR 1936: 27) 
Diagnosis 
CommentPlate 29G in ZHAO & ADLER 1993. 
Etymology 
References
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stejneger, LEONHARD H. 1924. A new Chinese lizard of the genus Eumeces. J. Washington Acad. Sci. 14 (16): 383-384. - 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
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
 
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