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Scincella forbesorum (TAYLOR, 1937)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLeiolopisma forbesorum TAYLOR 1937
Leiolopisma gemmingeri forbesorum — SMITH 1951
Scincella gemmingeri forbesorum — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 159
Scincella forbesora — GREER 1974: 33
Scincella gemmingeri forbesorum — LINER 1994
Scincella forbesorum — SHEA & GREER 2002: 156
Scincella gemmingeri forbesorum — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008
Scincella gemmingeri forbesorum — GARCÍA-VÁZQUEZ et al. 2010
Scincella forbesora — LINKEM et al. 2011 
DistributionMexico (Hidalgo)

Type locality: La Placita, Hidalgo, 8 miles south of Jacala, elevation 7,000 feet.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100031 (formerly EHT-HMS 10043), La Placita, Hidalgo, 8 miles S Jacala, Mexico, collected E.H. Taylor, 2.vii.1936 (fide Marx, 1976, SHEA & GREER 2002) 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Smith, Hobart M. 1951. A new species of Leiolopisma (Reptilia: Sauria) from Mexico. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 34 (3): 195-200 - get paper here
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1937. Two new lizards of the genus Leiolopisma from Mexico, with comments on another Mexican species. Copeia 1937 (1): 5-11 - get paper here
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