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Eumeces egregius  (Baird, 1859)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173965

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Plestiodon egregius Baird, 1859
  Common Name(s): Mole Skink [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                                  GenusEumeces Wiegmann, 1834 – Eumeces, Holarctic Skinks  
                                     SpeciesEumeces egregius (Baird, 1859) – Mole Skink  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Subspecies Eumeces egregius egregius (Baird, 1859) – Florida Keys Mole Skink 
                                        Subspecies Eumeces egregius insularis Mount, 1965 – Cedar Key Mole Skink 
                                        Subspecies Eumeces egregius lividus Mount, 1965 – Blue-tailed Mole Skink 
                                        Subspecies Eumeces egregius onocrepis (Cope, 1871) – Peninsula Mole Skink 
                                        Subspecies Eumeces egregius similis McConkey, 1957 – Northern Mole Skink 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Eumeces egregius    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Eumeces egregius   
  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  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   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: Eumeces egregius   
  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: Eumeces egregius   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Mount, R. H.  
  Publication Date: 1968   
  Article/Chapter Title: Eumeces egregius   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Page(s): 73.1-73.2   
  Publisher: American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Eumeces egregius   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  



  Comment: Banks et al. (2004) note: Threatened in some areas of species' range  



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