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Taxonomy of the family Scincidae
Bibliography of the genus Asymblepharus
Biodiversity of the family Scincidae








Genus
Asymblepharus

Central Asian Mountain Skinks, (False Snake-eyed Skinks)

Zentralsiatische Gebirgsskinke

Centralasiatiske Bjergskinker

1980 Asymblepharus Eremchenko & Shcherbak (type species: Ablepharus alaicus Elpatjewsky 1901)
1987 Himalblepharus Yeremchenko (type species: Mocoa sikkimensis Blyth 1854; syn. Yeremchenko 1987)
Contents: 10 species, of which 3 (30.0%) are endemic.
Remarks: Sindaco & Jeremchenko (2008) suggested that Himalblepharus might deserve recognition as a separate genus (containing the species capitaneus, mahabharatus, nepalensis, tragbulensis, and sikkimensis).
Distribution: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China (Tibet, Xinjiang), India (Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

Asymblepharus alaicus

Alai Mountain Skink

Alai-Gebirgsskink

Alai-bjergskink

1901 Ablepharus alaicus Elpatjewsky
Ablepharus bivittatus alaicus Fuhn 1969
Asymblepharus alaicus Eremchenko & Szczerbak 1980
1902 Ablepharus kucenkoi Nikolski (Zhao & Adler 1993)
Asumblepharus alaicus kucenkoi [sic] Eremchenko & Szczerbak 1986
1909 Ablepharus saposhnikovi Kaschtschenko (Fuhn 1969)
1983 Asymblepharus alaicus yakovlevae Eremchenko

Distribution: China (Xinjiang), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.



Asymblepharus bivittatus

Two-striped Mountain Skink, Two-striped Snake-eyed Skink, Two-streaked Snake-eyed Skink

Gestreifter Gebirgsskink, (Gestreiftes Natternauge)

Tostribet Bjergskink, (Tostribet Brilleskink)

1832 Scincus bivittatus Menetries
Ablepharus bivittatus Gray 1844
Asymblepharus bivittatus Bozkurt & Olgun 2020
1839 Ablepharus menetriesii Duméril & Bibron (Fuhn 1969)

Remarks: Previously included Ablepharus lindbergi.
Distribution: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey, Turkmenistan.


Asymblepharus capitaneus

Annapurna Mountain Skink

Annapurna-Gebirgsskink

Annapurna-bjergskink

1986 Scincella capitanea Ouboter
Asymblepharus capitanea Eremchenko 1992

Distribution: Nepal.


Asymblepharus eremchenkoi

Kyrgyz Mountain Skink, (Eremchenkos' False Snake-eyed Skink)

Kirgisischer Gebirgsskink

Kirgisisk Bjergskink

1999 Asymblepharus eremchenkoi Panfilov

Distribution: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan.


Asymblepharus himalayanus

Himalayan Mountain Skink, Himalayan Ground Skink, Himalayan Slender Skink

Himalaya-Gebirgsskink

Himalaya-bjergskink

1864 Eumeces himalayanus Günther
Euprepes himalayanus Steindachner 1869
Mocoa himalayana Stoliczka 1872
Lygosoma himalayanum Boulenger 1887
Leiolopisma himalayanum Schmidt 1926
Scincella himalayana Mittleman 1952
Scincella himalayanum Minton 1966
Scincella ladacensis himalayana Ouboter 1986
Asymblepharus himalayanus Eremchenko 1987
1869 Euprepes blythi Steindachner (Ouboter 1986)
Mocoa blythii Theobald 1876

Remarks: Ouboter (1986) regarded himalayanus as a subspecies of ladacensis (at that time included in Scincella), but most subsequent authors have retained them as separate species (e.g., Schleich & Kästle (eds.) 2002; Zhao & Adler 1993; Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008). Records from China (Tibet and Xinjiang) (e.g., Zhao & Adler 1993) are erroneous (Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008). Records from Tibet refer to sikkimensis and ladacensis stimsoni, and records from Xinjiang refer to alaicus.
Distribution: Afghanistan, India (Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand), Nepal, Pakistan.


Asymblepharus ladacensis

Ladakh Glacier Skink, Glacier Skink, Glacier Ground Skink, Ladakhi Rock Skink, Olive Ground Skink, Mountain Ground Skink, Ice Field Skink

Ladak-Gebirgsskink

Ladakh-bjergskink

1864 Eumeces ladacensis Günther
Lygosoma ladacense Boulenger 1887
Leiolopisma ladacense Schmidt 1926
Scincella ladacense Mittleman 1952
Asymblepharus ladacensis Eremchenko 1992
1869 Euprepes kargilensis Steindachner (Ouboter 1986)
Mocoa kargilensis Theobald 1876
1869 Euprepes stoliczkai Steindachner (Ouboter 1986)
Mocoa stoliczkai Theobald 1876
1992 Asymblepharus ladacensis stimsoni Eremtschenko, Panfilov & Tsatinenko

Remarks: Ouboter (1986) regarded himalayanus as a subspecies of ladacensis (at that time included in Scincella), but most subsequent authors have retained them as separate species (e.g., Schleich & Kästle (eds.) 2002; Zhao & Adler 1993).
Distribution: China (Tibet), India (Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab), Nepal, Pakistan.


Asymblepharus mahabharatus

Mahabharat Mountain Skink

Mahabharat-Gebirgsskink

Mahabharat-bjergskink

1998 Asymblepharus mahabharatus Eremchenko, Helfenberger, Shah & Panfilov

Distribution: Nepal.


Asymblepharus nepalensis

Pokhara Mountain Skink

Pokhara-Gebirgsskink

Pokhara-bjergskink

1998 Asymblepharus nepalensis Eremchenko, Helfenberger, Shah & Panfilov

Distribution: Nepal.


Asymblepharus sikkimensis

Sikkim Mountain Skink, Sikkim Ground Skink, Sikkim Rock Skink, Sikkim Slender Skink, Bronzy-brown Ground Skink

Sikkim-Gebirgsskink

Sikkim-bjergskink

1854 Mocoa sikkimensis Blyth
Eumeces sikimensis Anderson 1871
Lygosoma sikkimense Boulenger 1887
Leiolopisma sikkimense Smith 1935
Scincella sikkimense Mittleman 1952
Asymblepharus sikkimensis Eremchenko 1987
1860 Tiliqua schlegelii Günther (Ouboter 1986)
Eumeces schlegelii Günther 1864
1871 Mocoa sacra Stoliczka (Ouboter 1986)

Distribution: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China (Tibet), India (Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, West Bengal), Nepal.


Asymblepharus tragbulensis

Kashmir Mountain Skink

Kashmir-Gebirgsskink

Kashmir-bjergskink

1898 Lygosoma himalayanum var. tragbulense Alcock
Scincella ladacensis tragbulense Das 1994
Asymblepharus tragbulensis Das, Dattagupta & Gayen 1998

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym or subspecies of himalayanus (e.g., Constable 1949) or ladacensis (e.g., Das 1996). Revalidated by Das, Dattagupta & Gayen (1998).
Distribution: India (Jammu & Kashmir), Pakistan.