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Scincella tsinlingensis (HU & ZHAO, 1966)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesChinese: 秦岭滑蜥 
SynonymLeiolopisma tsinlingensis HU & ZHAO 1966
Scincella tsinlingensis — GREER 1974: 7
Scincella tsinlingensis — WANG & ZHAO 1986
Leiolopisma tsinlingensis — LI et al. 2003
Scincella tsinlingensis — LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN 2011 
DistributionChina (Shaanxi, Ningxia, Gansu, Sichuan), elevation 1800-3140 m.

Type locality: Lao-hsien-cheng (= Lao-xian-cheng), Chouchih Hsien (Zhouzhi County), Shensi (= Shaanzi).  
Reproductionviviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: CIB 627050, Male; 1800 m; Coll. G. F Wu and E. M. Zhao; 6. 13, 1962. 
CommentScincella tsinlingensis is a synonym of Scincella modesta according to Ouboter 1986. 
  • Guo, P., F. J. Zhang, and Y. Y. Chen. 1999. Catalogue of type specimens of reptiles in the Herpetological Collections of Chengdu Institute of Biology,the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Asiatic Herpetological Research 8: 43~47 - get paper here
  • Hu, S. C. & E. M. Djao, 1966. Leiolopisma tsinlingensis Hu et Djao, Sp. nov. In: Hu, S.-C. et al. , A herpetological survey of the Tsinling and Ta-Pa shan region. Acta zool. Sinica 18: 89
  • Inger R F; Zhao E; Bradley Shaffer H; Guanfu Wu 1990. Report on a collection of amphibians and reptiles from Sichuan, China. Fieldiana: Zoology (No. 58) : i-iii, 1-24 - get paper here
  • Li, Yong-Xiang; Xue, Xiang-Xu; Li, Xiao-Chen and Liu, Hu-Jun 2003. Additional notes of the [tooth] characteristics of some modern lizards. Acta Zool. Sinica 49 (4): 547-550
  • 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 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
  • Wang, YUE-ZHAO 1986. Studies on Chinese species of Scincella (Scincidae, Sauria) [in Chinese]. Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, [new ser.], 5 (4): 267-277 - get paper here
  • YANG, CHUN; XIN WANG, HUIHUI ZHANG, ZHAOTING KOU, YANYAN GAO, YIJIE HE & BO LIU. 2022. Microscopical observations on the regenerating tail of tsinling dwarf skink (Scincella tsinlingensis). Micron 154: 103215. - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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