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Taxonomy of the genus Eumecia Biodiversity of the family Scincidae

Bibliography of the genus
Eumecia (East African Short-legged Skinks)

(Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae)

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Eumecia in general

Broadley, D.G. 1965. The ecology of the skinks Riopa and Eumecia. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 1: 16-17.

Flemming, A.F.; Blackburn, D.G. 2003. Evolution of placental specializations in viviparous African and South American lizards. Journal of Experimental Zoology 299A(1): 33-47.

Greer, A.E. 1967. The generic relationships of the African scincid genus Eumecia. Breviora 276: 1-9.

Metallinou, M.; Weinell, J.L.; Karin, B.R.; Conradie, W.; Wagner, P.; Schmitz, A.; Jackman, T.R.; Bauer, A.M. 2016. A single origin of extreme matrotrophy in African mabuyine skinks. Biology Letters 12: 20160430.

Welch, K.R.G. 1982. Herpetology of the Old World. 2. Preliminary comments on the classification of skinks (family Scincidae) with specific reference to those genera found in Africa, Europe and southwest Asia. Herptile 7(4): 25-27.

Eumecia anchietae

Flemming, A.F.; Branch, W.R. 2001. Extraordinary case of matrotrophy in the African skink Eumecia anchietae. Journal of Morphology 247(3): 264-287.

Laurent, R.F. 1956. Notes herpétologiques africaines. Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaine (Bruxelles) 53(3-4): 229-256.

Stanley, S.G.; Liniewski, R.M.; Senter, P.J. 2016. Appendicular skeleton of the vestigial-limbed African skink Eumecia anchietae. African Journal of Herpetology 65(2): 99-114.