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Scincella caudaequinae (SMITH, 1951)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesHorsehead Ground Skink 
SynonymLeiolopisma caudaequinae SMITH 1951
Scincella caudaequinae — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 158
Scincella caudaequinae — GREER 1974: 32
Scincella silvicola caudaequinae — LINER 1994
Scincella caudaequinae — SHEA & GREER 2002: 156
Scincella syvicola caudaequinae — LAZCANO VILLARREAL & DIXON 2002
Scincella caudaequinae — GARCIA-VÁZQUEZ & FERIA-ORTIZ 2006
Scincella silvicola caudaequinae — GARCÍA-VÁZQUEZ et al. 2010
Scincella caudaequinae — LINKEM et al. 2011 
DistributionMexico (S San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Queretaro).

Type locality: Salto Cola de Caballo, 25 miles south of Monterrey, Nuevo León. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: UIMNH 10131 = Univ. Illinois Mus. Nat. Hist., paratypes: USNM (from 10 miles west of Naranjo, San Luis Potosi) 
CommentDistribution: Not listed for San Luis Potosí by Lemos-Espinal & Dixon 2013; not listed for Nuevo León by LEMOS-ESPINAL et al. 2016 (who consider caudaequinae as a subspecies of S. silvicola, Lemos-Espinal, pers. comm. 5 June 2016). 
References
  • García-Vázquez, Canseco-Márquez & Nieto-Montes de Oca, 2010. A New Species of Scincella (Squamata: Scincidae) from the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin, Coahuila, Mexico. Copeia 2010 (3): 373-381 - get paper here
  • Garcia-Vázquez, U. & Feria-Ortiz, M. 2006. Skinks of Mexico. Reptilia (GB) (49): 74-79 - get paper here
  • Garcia-Vázquez, U. & Feria-Ortiz, M. 2006. Scincidos de México. Reptilia (Spain) (62): 78-83
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Lazcano Villarreal, David & Dixon, J.R. 2002. Lista Preliminar de la Herpetofauna del Estado de Nuevo León. http://www.uanl.mx/facs/fcb/deptos/herpetologia/pdf/herpetofauna_nl.pdf - 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
  • Smith, Hobart M. 1951. A new species of Leiolopisma (Reptilia: Sauria) from Mexico. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 34 (3): 195-200 - get paper here
  • Smith,H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
 
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