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Scincella tsinlingensis (HU & ZHAO, 1966)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
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).  
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
  • 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, 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
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