Scincella schmidti (BARBOUR, 1927)
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Leiolopisma schmidti BARBOUR 1927|
Scincella schmidti — GREER 1974
Scincella schmidti — SHEA & GREER 2002: 156
Scincella schmidti — LINKEM et al. 2011
|Distribution||C China (Sichuan)|
Type locality: Mt. Washan, W. Szechwan [= Sichuan], China.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 7966|
|Comment||Originally identified as Leiolopisma laterale (BARBOUR 1912: 135).|
Description: A rather large Leiolopisma in some respects similar to L. reevesii, L. monticola, L. septentrionalis and L. barbouri perhaps closest to the latter but differing in color and in the size of the head. Body elongate, limbs failing to meet by just about the length of the hand; digits 5; head not wider than neck, a rather small undivided, transparent shield in the lower eyelid; ear opening about as large as eye opening; without denticles; dorsal scales smooth, about as large as ventrals, in 26 rows; praenals enlarged; anterior loreal slightly smaller than 2nd; four large and one very small supraoculars; the adpressed fore limb reaches almost to the eye; 11 lamellae beneath the 4th toe; tail once and nine tenths times as long as head and body; the length of head contained a little less than eight times in the distance from snout to vent [from BARBOUR 1927].
|Etymology||Named after Karl Patterson Schmidt (1890-1957), American herpetologist (see Davis 1957 and RESETAR & VORIS 1997 for biographical notes).|
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