An illustration (Figure 6) of Eumecoides mylocoelus, holotype (KUMVP 5115) from the original description (Taylor, 1941). A, Lateral view of left dentary, enlarged. B, Same, medial view. C, Single tooth from near middle of series. D, Cross section of dentary (reconstructed to show contrast with fig. SD).
REPTILIA (Reptiles) SQUAMATA (PART) (Other Lizards) PHRYNOSOMATIDAE (Sand and Spiny Lizards)

Meade Skink
Eumecoides mylocoelus Taylor 1941

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County Breakdown: County Name (# occurrences):
Meade (1);

Natural History:


1928 Ortenburger, Arthur I. The whip snakes and racers: Genera Masticophis and Coluber. Memiors of the University of Michigan Museum (1):1-247
1941 Frye, J. C., and C. W. Hibbard. Pliocene and Pleistocene stratigraphy and paleontology of the Meade Basin, southwestern Kansas. Bulletin of the Kansas Geological Survey 38():389·424
Biota associated with the various local faunas in SW Kansas, principally in Meade County.
1941 Taylor, Edward H. Extinct lizards from Upper Pliocene deposits of Kansas. State Geological Survey of Kansas, Bulletin 38(5):165-176
Original descriptions of Aspidoscelis bilobatus, Plestiodon striatulatus, Eumecoides hibbardi, and Eumecoides mylocoelus.
1946 Lane, Henry H. A survey of the fossil vertebrates of Kansas, Part III. The reptiles. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 49(3):289-332
1952 Twente, John W., Jr. Pleistocene lizards from Kansas. Copeia 1952(2):70-73
1985 Schultze, Hans-Peter, L. Hunt, J. Chorn, and A. M. Neuner. Type and figured specimens of fossil vertebrates in the collection of the University of Kansas Museum of Natural History. Part II. Fossil amphibians and reptiles. University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, Miscellaneous Publication (77):1-66
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