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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesScincella cherriei cherriei (COPE 1893)
Scincella cherriei ixbaac (STUART 1940)
Scincella cherriei stuarti (SMITH 1941) 
Common NamesE: Brown Forest Skink
S: Eslaboncillo Pardo
E: Ixbaac Brown Forest Skink [ixbaac]
S: Eslaboncillo de Ixbaac [ixbaac]
E: Stuart’s Brown Forest Skink [stuarti]
S: Eslaboncillo Pardo de Stuart [stuarti] 
SynonymMocoa cherriei COPE 1893: 339
Lygosoma assatum var. brevis WERNER 1903
Lygosoma assatum cherriei — STUART 1940: 13
Lygosoma cherriei cherriei — SMITH 1941: 181
Leiolopisma cherriei cherriei — SMITH 1946
Scincella cherriei cherriei — MITTLEMAN 1950: 20
Scincella cherriei cherriei — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 157
Lygosoma cherriei cherriei — MERTENS 1952: 57
Scincella cherriei cherriei — ALVAREZ DEL TORO & SMITH 1956: 12
Leiolopisma cherriei cherriei — STUART 1963
Leiolopisma cherriei — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970
Sphenomorphus cherriei — GREER 1974: 34
Scincella cherriei — SCOTT 1976: 45
Sphenomorphus cherriei — LINER 1994
Sphenomorphus cherriei — KÖHLER 2000: 93
Scincella cherriei — HONDA et al. 2003
Scincella cherriei — GARCIA-VÁZQUEZ & FERIA-ORTIZ 2006
Sphenomorphus cherriei cherriei — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008
Scincella cherriei — LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN 2011
Sphenomorphus cherriei — KÖHLER 2013
Sphenomorphus cherriei — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015
Sphenomorphus cherriei — JOHNSON et al. 2015
Scincella cherriei — CURLIS et al. 2020

Scincella cherriei ixbaac (STUART 1940)
Lygosoma assatum ixbaac STUART 1940: 8
Leiolopisma cherriei ixbaac — SMITH 1946: 111
Scincella cherriei ixbaac — MITTLEMAN 1950: 20
Scincella cherriei ixbaac — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 158
Leiolopisma cherriei ixbaac — STUART 1963
Sphenomorphus cherriei ixbaac — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008

Scincella cherriei stuarti (SMITH 1941)
Leiolopisma cherriei — SMITH 1939: 191
Lygosoma cherriei stuarti SMITH 1941: 81
Leiolopisma cherriei stuarti — SMITH 1946: 111
Leiolopisma cherriei stuarti — SMITH & LANGEBARTEL 1949: 410
Scincella cherriei stuarti — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 158
Scincella stuarti — GARCIA-VÁZQUEZ & FERIA-ORTIZ 2006
Sphenomorphus cherriei stuarti — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008 
DistributionMexico (Tabasco, Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, Puebla), Belize, Guatemala,
Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama ?; elevation: 0-1860 m

cherriei: Tabasco and N Chiapas on Atlantic slopes, Costa Rica on Pacific slopes, eastward to Panama. Type locality: Palmar, Costa Rica.

ixbaac: Peninsula of Yucatán, southward as far as Campeche and N Petén, Guatemala. Type locality: Chichen Itzá, Yucatán.

stuarti: C Veracruz, in foothills, southward to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec; Oaxaca. Type locality: Potrero Viejo, Veracruz.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 9551 (also given as 9531; collected by George K. Cherrie)
Holotype: ZSM 824/0 (lost), adult? [brevis]
Holotype: UMMZ 80820; Milton Trautman. [ixbaac]
Holotype: USNM 115174; H. M. Smith collector [stuarti] 
CommentSynonymy, subspecies, and distribution mainly after SMITH & TAYLOR 1950, Peters & Donoso-Barros (1986). Not listed for El Salvador by KÖHLER (2000).

Relative abundance in Honduras: common 
EtymologyNamed after George Kruck Cherrie (1865-1948), an American naturalist and ornithologist who accompanied Theodore Roosevelt on a trip to Brazil (1913). He was Assistant Curator, Department of Ornithology, Field Museum (1890s). 
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