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








Genus
Mesoscincus

Central American Giant Skinks

Zentralamerikanische Riesenskinke

Centralamerikanske Kæmpeskinker

1891 Platypholis Dugès [not Platypholis Boulenger 1890 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae)] (type species: Eumeces altamirani Dugès 1891)
2000 Mesoscincus Griffith, Ngo & Murphy (type species: Eumeces schwartzei Fischer 1884)
Contents: 3 species, of which 1 (33.3%) is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: The species of this genus were previously included in Eumeces (e.g., Taylor 1935; Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970).
Distribution: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacan, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Yucatan), Nicaragua.

Mesoscincus altamirani

Tepalcatepec Skink

Tepalcatepec-Riesenskink

Tepalcatepec-kæmpeskink

1891 Eumeces altamirani Dugès
Mesoscincus altamirani Griffith, Ngo, & Murphy 2000

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero, Michoacan).


Mesoscincus managuae

Pacific Giant Skink

Pazifischer Riesenskink

Pacifisk Kæmpeskink

1933 Eumeces managuae Dunn
Mesoscincus managuae Griffith, Ngo, & Murphy 2000

Distribution: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua.


Mesoscincus managuae
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Mesoscincus schwartzei

Yucatan Giant Skink, (Schwartze's Skink)

Yucatan-Riesenskink

Yucatan-kæmpeskink

1884 Eumeces schwartzei Fischer
Mesoscincus schwartzei Griffith, Ngo, & Murphy 2000

Distribution: Belize, Guatemala, Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Yucatan).