Eumeces blythianus

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Eumeces blythianus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Eumeces
Species: E. blythianus
Binomial name
Eumeces blythianus
(Anderson, 1871)
  • Mabouia blythiana Anderson, 1871
  • Eumeces blythianus
    Boulenger, 1887
  • Novoeumeces blythianus Griffith et al., 2000
  • Eumeces schneideri blythianus
    Schmitz et al., 2004[1]

Eumeces blythianus is a species of skink endemic to South Asia.


The specific name, blythianus, is in honor of Edward Blyth (1810 - 1873), Curator of the Museum of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

E. blythianus is found in Afghanistan, India (Punjab), and Pakistan.[1]


  1. ^ a b The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Eumeces blythianus, p. 28).

Further reading[edit]

  • Anderson J. 1871. On two Saurian genera Eurylpis and Plocederma, Blyth, with a description of a new species of Mabouia, Fitzinger. Proc. Asiatic Soc. Bengal 1871: 180-192. ("Mabouia Blythianus, n. sp.", pp. 186–188).
  • Boulenger GA. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume III. ...Scincidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 575 pp. + Plates I-XL. (Eumeces blythianus, p. 385).
  • Schmitz A, Mausfeld P, Embert D. 2004. Molecular studies on the genus Eumeces Wiegmann, 1834: phylogenetic relationships and taxonomic implications. Hamadryad 28 (1-2): 73-89. (Eumeces schneideri blythianus, p. 74).
  • Smith MA. 1935. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. II.—Sauria. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 440 pp. + Plate I + 2 maps. (Eumeces blythianus, pp. 340–341).
  • Taylor EH. 1936 [1935]. A taxonomic study of the cosmopolitan lizards of the genus Eumeces with an account of the distribution and relationship of its species. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 23 (14): 1-643.