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Scincus mitranus ANDERSON, 1871

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesArabian Sand Skink, Sand Fish, Eastern Skink 
SynonymScincus mitranus ANDERSON 1871: 115
Scincus arenarius MURRAY 1884: 353
Scincus muscatensis MURRAY 1886: 67
Scincus muscatensis — BOULENGER 1887: 408
Scincus mitranus — SMITH 1935: 344
Scincus arabicus SCHMIDT 1939
Scincus philbyi SCHMIDT 1941: 162
Scincus philbyi — HAAS 1957: 78
Scincus richmondi HAAS 1961
Scincus muscatensis — LEVITON & ANDERSON 1967: 179
Scincus mitranus — BISCHOFF & SCHMIDTLER 1981
Scincus mitranus mitranus AL-SADOON 1988
Scincus mitranus — GRIFFITH, NGO & MURPHY 2000
Scincus mitranus muscatensis — VAN DER KOOIJ 2001
Scincus mitranus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionC/S Arabian Peninsula east of the Asir and Yemen highlands, and north to Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iran, Saudi Arabia

Type locality: Arabia  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZSI 5584 
Diagnosis 
CommentDistribution: Not in Pakistan fide KHAN 2002 (pers. comm.). 
Etymology 
References
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