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  • Title
    Notes and comments on the distribution of two endemic Lygosoma skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Lygosominae) from India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Updated information on the distributional range of two species of Lygosoma, including Günther’s Supple Skink Lygosoma guentheri (Peters, 1879) and Lined Supple Skink Lygosoma lineata (Gray, 1839). These two species is endemic from India. Presented new information on the basis of examined of few fresh specimens from Gujarat State, India. Also, discussed on habitat & micro-habitat, length and altitudinal distribution range of the species, along with review the published and unpublished literatures. The published literature and present new information indicate that L. guentheri and L. lineata seem to be much more scattered and widely distributed in peninsular India. 
    Attribution
    Vyas Raju (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(6) pp. 6726-6732; doi:10.11609/jott.1725.6726-6732
  • Title
    Taxonomic status of the arboreal Skink Lizard Dasia halianus (Haly & Nevill, 1887) in Sri Lanka and the redescription of Dasia subcaeruleum (Boulenger, 1891)from India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A comparative study of Dasia halianus in India and Sri Lanka is discussed. Indian specimens of “D. halianus” are in fact referable to D. subcaeruleum. D. halianus is again considered a Sri Lankan endemic.
    Attribution
    Wickramasinghe L.J.M., Wickramasinghe N., Kariyawasam L. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(3) pp. 1961-1974; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2300.1961-74
  • Title
    Rediscovery of Vosmer’s Writhing Skink Lygosoma vosmaerii (Gray, 1839) (Reptilia: Scincidae) with a note on its taxonomy
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    We report the rediscovery of Vosmer’s Writhing Skink Lygosoma vosmaerii (Gray, 1839) (Reptilia: Scincidae) based on a specimen collected from Jaggayapet, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, which constitutes the second known specimen after the type specimen that was collected 170 years ago. Vosmer’s Writhing Skink differs from the widely-distributed Lined Writhing Skink Lygosoma lineata (Gray, 1839) in possessing five fingers on its forelimbs as compared to four toes in the latter taxon.
    Attribution
    Seetharamaraju M., Sreekar R., Srinivasulu C., Srinivasulu B., Kaur H., Venkateshwarlu P. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(1) pp. 624-626; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2160.624-6