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Scincella gemmingeri (COPE, 1864)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesForest Ground Skink 
SynonymOligosoma gemmingeri COPE 1864: 180
Lygosoma (Mocoa) Gemmingeri — BOCOURT 1881: 449
Lygosoma laterale — BOULENGER 1887: 263
Lygosoma laterale — BOULENGER 1888
Leiolopisma gemmingeri — TAYLOR 1937
Scincella gemmingeri gemmingeri — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 159
Leiolopisma gemmingeri gemmingeri — SMITH 1951
Scincella gemmingeri — GREER 1974: 7
Scincella gemmingeri — KÖHLER 2000: 93
Scincella gemmingeri — LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN 2011 
DistributionSE Mexico (Chiapas, E Hidalgo, C/S Veracruz, Querétaro, Oaxaca south to Tehuantepec, on the slopes of the plateau and in lowlands, Tabasco [HR 30: 234], Puebla)

Type locality: Orizaba, Veracruz.  
Reproductionovoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: USNM 6331 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy after SMITH & TAYLOR 1950. Leiolopisma gemmingeri forbesorum is considered as valid species. Oligosoma gemmingeri COPE 1864 has been synonymized with Scincus lateralis SAY 1823 by GÜNTHER 1885. See also Scincella lateralis. 
Etymology 
References
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  • Bocourt, M. E. 1873. In: A. Duméril, M. F. Bocourt, and F. Mocquard, (1870-1909), Etudes sur les reptiles, p. i-xiv; In Recherches Zoologiques pour servir a l'Histoire de Ia Faune de l'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Ce Imprimerie Impériale, Paris, Livr. 2-15, pp. 33-860. - get paper here
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  • Brattstrom, Baynard H.;Adis, Nelly B. 1952. Notes on a collection of reptiles and amphibians from Oaxaca, Mexico. Herpetologica 8: 59-60 - get paper here
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  • Canseco-Márquez, L., & Gutiérrrez-Mayén, M.G. 2010. Anfibios y reptiles del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Comisión Nacional para el conocimiento y uso de la biodiversidad, México D.F., Mexico, 302 pp - get paper here
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