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Scincella barbouri (STEJNEGER, 1925)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Barbour's Ground Skink
Chinese: 昆明滑蜥 
SynonymLeiolopisma barbouri STEJNEGER 1925
Scincella barbouri — GREER 1974
Scincella barbouri — SHEA & GREER 2002: 156
Scincella barbouri — LINKEM et al. 2011 
DistributionChina (NE Yunnan, Sichuan ?)

Type locality: Yunnan-fu (=Kuruning Shi), Yunnan Prov., China  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 7261; Paratypes: USNM 
EtymologyNamed after Thomas Barbour (1884-1946), Associate Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians (1923), and, later, Director (1927) of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Linkem, Charles W.; Arvin C. Diesmos, Rafe M. Brown 2011. Molecular systematics of the Philippine forest skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Sphenomorphus): testing morphological hypotheses of interspecific relationships. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163: 1217–1243
  • Loveridge, Arthur 1946. Thomas Barbour, Herpetologist: 1884-1946. Herpetologica 3 (2): 33-39 - get paper here
  • Ouboter P E 1986. A revision of the genus Scincella (Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae) of Asia, with some notes on its evolution. Zoologische Verhandelingen (229): 1-66 - get paper here
  • Shea, Glenn M. and Allen E. Greer 2002. From Sphenomorphus to Lipinia: Generic reassignment of two poorly known New Guinea skinks. Journal of Herpetology 36 (2): 148-156 - get paper here
  • Stejneger ,L. 1925. Description of a new scincid lizard and a new burrowing from from China. J. Washington Acad. Sci. 15 (20): 150-152 - get paper here
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