Scincella barbouri (STEJNEGER, 1925)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Scincella barbouri?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Barbour's Ground Skink|
|Synonym||Leiolopisma barbouri STEJNEGER 1925|
Scincella barbouri — GREER 1974
Scincella barbouri — OUBOTER 1986: 50
Scincella barbouri — SHEA & GREER 2002: 156
Scincella barbouri — LINKEM et al. 2011
|Distribution||China (NE Yunnan, Sichuan ?)|
Type locality: Yunnan-fu (=Kuruning Shi), Yunnan Prov., China
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 7261; Paratypes: USNM|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A rather elongate Scincella, with a small head. High number of body scales: 70-79 scalerows between the parietals and the thighs; 70-80 gulars + ventrals; 26-28 scales around midbody. Four or five pairs of enlarged nuchals. N o projecting lobules (Ouboter 1986: 51).|
Color: Dorsum brown, with five indistinct dark brown longitudinal streaks. Lateral band somewhat broader than these streaks, but not very distinct as well. Some very vague streaks on the lower flanks and the ventral surface, which are whitish (Ouboter 1986: 51).
|Comment||Similar species: In coloration and shape quite similar to S. punctatolineata. In other characters (scalation) resembling S. modesta (Ouboter 1986: 51).|
|Etymology||Named after Thomas Barbour (1884-1946), Associate Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians (1923), and, later, Director (1927) of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard.|