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Taxonomic Serial No.: 173957

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s): Skinks [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2000   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                               FamilyScincidae  – Skinks  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Genus Carlia Gray, 1845 – Four-fingered Skinks, Rainbow Skinks 
                                  Genus Cryptoblepharus Wiegmann, 1834 – Snake-eyed Skinks 
                                  Genus Emoia Gray, 1845 – Emoias 
                                  Genus Eugongylus Fitzinger, 1843 – Short-legged Giant Skinks, Mastiff Skinks 
                                  Genus Eumeces Wiegmann, 1834 – Eumeces, Holarctic Skinks 
                                  Genus Lamprolepis Fitzinger, 1843 – Tree Skinks, Treeskinks 
                                  Genus Lampropholis Fitzinger, 1843 – Indo-Australian Ground Skinks 
                                  Genus Leiolopisma Duméril and Bibron, 1839  
                                  Genus Lipinia Gray, 1845 – Lipinias 
                                  Genus Lygosoma Gray, 1828  
                                  Genus Mabuya Fitzinger, 1826 – Mabuyas 
                                  Genus Neoseps Stejneger, 1910 – Florida Sand Skinks 
                                  Genus Niveoscincus Hutchinson et al., 1990  
                                  Genus Scincella Mittleman, 1950 – Ground Skinks 
                                  Genus Sphenomorphus Fitzinger, 1843 – Common Skinks 
                                  Genus Tiliqua Gray, 1825  

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Scincidae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Scincidae   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Scincidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Scincidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Scincidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Reference for: Scincidae   

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