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


East African Short-legged Skinks, Serpentiform Skinks

Ostafrikanische Kurzbeinskinke

Østafrikanske Kortbenede Skinker

1870 Eumecia Bocage (type species: Eumecia anchietae Bocage 1870)
Contents: 2 species, of which 1 (50.0%) is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym or a subgenus of Riopa or Lygosoma (e.g.; Smith 1937). Revalidated by Mittleman (1952) and Greer (1967).
Distribution: Angola, Congo-Kinshasa, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia.

Eumecia anchietae

Western Short-legged Skink, Western Serpentiform Skink, (Anchieta's Serpentiform Skink, Anchieta's Skink)

Westlicher Kurzbeinskink

Vestlig Kortbenet Skink

1870 Eumecia anchietae Bocage
Riopa anchietae Smith 1937
1964 Eumecia anchietae major Laurent
1964 Eumecia anchietae wittei Laurent

Distribution: Angola, Congo-Kinshasa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia.

Eumecia johnstoni

Malawi Short-legged Skink

Malawischer Kurzbeinskink

Malawisk Kortbenet Skink

1897 Lygosoma johnstoni Boulenger
Riopa johnstoni Smith 1937
Eumecia johnstoni Mittleman 1952

Distribution: Malawi.