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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Reeves’ Smooth Skink
G: Reeves Glattskink 
SynonymTiliqua reevesii GRAY 1838: 292
Eumeces reveesii - GÜNTHER 1864
Lygosoma nigropunctatum BOCOURT 1878
Lygosoma kakhiensis BOULENGER 1887: 621
Lygosoma laterale - BOULENGER 1887: 264 (part.)
Lygosoma reveesii — GÜNTHER 1888: 169
Leiolopisma laterale — STEJNEGER 1907 (?)
Leiolopisma laterale - MELL 1922
Leiolopisma eunice COCHRAN 1927: 187
Leiolopisma reevesii - SCHMIDT 1927
Leiolopisma reevesi reevesi — SMITH 1935: 295
Leiolopisma smithi COCHRAN 1941
Scincella reevesi MITTLEMAN 1952
Leiolopisma? pootipongi TAYLOR 1962
Leiolopisma pootipongi — TAYLOR 1963: 1027
Leiolopisma eunice — TAYLOR 1963: 1033
Leiolopisma smithi — TAYLOR 1963: 1035
Scincella eunicis - GREER 1974: 7
Scincella ochracea - GREER 1974: 7
Sphenomorphus reevesi - DAS 1997
Scincella reevesii — COX et al. 1998: 116
Scincella pootipongi — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 28
Scincella reevesii — ZIEGLER 2002: 203
Scincella eunice — BOBROV & SEMENOV 2008
Scincella reevesii — LINKEM et al. 2011
Leiolopisma reevesii — KÄSTLE et al. 2013: 465 
DistributionChina (Guangxi, Guangdong, Hainan, Hong Kong)
Indochina west to Myanmar (= Burma), Thailand (L. pootipongi), Vietnam, south to W Malaysia, India; Nepal, Korea (fide WELCH 1990), Cambodia

eunice: Vietnam (Quang Tri)

Type locality: China. 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.
 
Reproduction(ovo-) viviparous. 
TypesSyntype: BMNH 1946.8.16.37
Holotype: USNM 72180 [eunicis]
Holotype: USNM 94536 [Leiolopisma smithi] 
CommentSynonymy partly after OUBOTER 1986. TAYLOR 1963 considered Leiolopisma pootipongi, L. eunice, and L. smithi as valid species. GREER (1974) called pootipongi “incertae sedis”. SHEA & GREER 2002 also considered S. eunicis as valid species. Leiolopisma ochraceum BOURRET 1937 has been resurrected from synonymy of S. reevesii as valid species.

Distribution: Szyndlar (1991) reported from Korea but CHEN et al. (2001) doubt that and suggest that Szyndlar’s specimen might have been either S. huanrenensis or S. vandenburghi. Reports from Bangladesh actually represent Sphenomorphus maculatus (MAHONY et al. 2009). 
EtymologyNamed after John Reeves (1774-1856), naturalist and collector who sent specimens of plants and animals back to Britain. Reeves was employed by the East India Company as an ‘Inspector of Tea’ and lived in China from 1812 to 1831. Note that Steijneger (1907) stated that John Russell Reeves (1804-1877), the son of John Reeves, sent the material to Gray, so there is a chance of confusion here. 
References
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  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • Bocourt,M.F. 1878. Ann. Sci. Nat. (6) 8: art. 16 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger,G.E. 1887. An account of the Scincoid lizards collected from Burma for the Genoa Civic Museum by Messrs. G.B. Comotto and L. Fea. Ann. Mus. Civ. Genova (2) 4: 618-624 - get paper here
  • Campden-Main, Simon M. 1969. Status of the skink, Leiolopisma smithi Cochran. Copeia 1969 (4): 842-843 - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Chan-ard,T.; Grossmann,W.; Gumprecht,A. & Schulz,K. D. 1999. Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand - an illustrated checklist [bilingual English and German]. Bushmaster Publications, Würselen, Gemany, 240 pp. [book review in Russ. J Herp. 7: 87] - get paper here
  • Chen, Szu-Lung; Tsutomu Hikida; Han, Sang-Hoon; Shim, Jae-Han; Oh, Hong-Shik & Hidetoshi Ota 2001. Taxonomic status of the Korean populations of the genus Scincella (Squamata: Scincidae). Journal of Herpetology 35 (1): 122-129 - get paper here
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  • Cochran, D.M. 1927. New reptiles and batrachians collected by Dr. Hugh M. Smith in Siam. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 40: 179-192. - get paper here
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  • Fawcett, J.D.; Smith, H.M. 1971. The lizard Leiolopisma smithi Cochran, a junior secondary homonym of Mocao smithii Gray. Great Basin Naturalist 31:135-137 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1838. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. Part 2. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 1: 287-293 - get paper here
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  • Kästle , W., Rai, K. & Schleich, H.H. 2013. FIELD GUIDE to Amphibians and Reptiles of Nepal. ARCO-Nepal e.V., 625 pp. - get paper here
  • Khan, M.M.H. 2007. First report of Reeve’s Ground Skink Scincella reevesi and Himalayan Litter Skink Sphenomorphus indicus from Bangladesh. Zoo’s Print Journal 22 (1): 2545
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  • Mahony, Stephen; Md. Kamrul Hasan, Md. Mofizul Kabir, Mushfiq Ahmed and Md. Kamal Hossain. 2009. A catalogue of amphibians and reptiles in the collection of Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hamadryad 34 (1): 80 – 94
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  • Ouboter P E 1986. A revision of the genus Scincella (Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae) of Asia, with some notes on its evolution. Zoologische Verhandelingen (229): 1-66 - get paper here
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Schmidt, K.P. 1927. Notes on Chinese reptiles. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., New York, 54 (4): 467-551
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  • 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,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Taylor, E.H. 1962. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 40: 244 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1963. The lizards of Thailand. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44: 687-1077. - get paper here
  • Wu, Jianguo 2015. Can changes in the distribution of lizard species over the past 50 years be attributed to climate change? Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI<br />10.1007/s00704-015-1553-4 - get paper here
  • Yang, Jing; Yan-Yan Sun, Tian-Boa Fu, Da-De Xu, Xiang Ji 2012. Selection for increased maternal body volume does not differ between two Scincella lizards with different reproductive modes. Zoology 115 (4): 199-206 - get paper here
  • Ziegler, T. 2002. Die Amphibien und Reptilien eines Tieflandfeuchtwald-Schutzgebietes in Vietnam. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 342 pp. - get paper here
 
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