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Scincella incerta (STUART, 1940)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma incertum STUART 1940
Lygosoma incertum — STUART 1948
Leiolopisma incertum — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970
Sphenomorphus incertus — GREER 1974: 34
Sphenomorphus incertus — LINER 1994
Sphenomorphus incertus — KÖHLER 2000: 93
Sphenomorphus incertus — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008
Scincella incerta — LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN 2011 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas), SW Guatemala, Honduras (Yoro), elevation 1350-1670 m.

Type locality: Volcán Tajumulco, Guatemala, 5500 feet elevation Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: FMNH 20307 
CommentNot listed for Mexico by KÖHLER (2000). 
  • 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
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • 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
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • Nelson, C. E., & NICKERSON, M. A. 1966. Notes on some Mexican and Central American amphibians and reptiles. Southwestern Naturalist 11 (1): 128-131 - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Stuart, L. C. 1948. The amphibians and reptiles of Alta Verapaz Guatamala. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 69: 1-109 - get paper here
  • Stuart,L.C. 1940. Notes on the Lampropholis group of Middle American Lygosoma (Scincidae) with descriptions of two new forms. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan 421: 1-16
  • Wilson, L.D. & McCranie, J.R. 2003. The herpetofauna of the cloud forests of Honduras. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 3 (1): 34-48 - get paper here
  • Wilson, L.D. & McCranie,J.R. 1994. Comments on the occurrence of a salamander and three lizard species in Honduras. Amphibia-Reptilia 15: 416-421 - get paper here
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