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Scincella gemmingeri (COPE, 1864)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
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.  
TypesSyntypes: USNM 6331 
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. 
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