Lygosoma albopunctata

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White-spotted Supple Skink
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Lygosoma
Species: L. albopunctata
Binomial name
Lygosoma albopunctata
(Gray, 1846)

White-spotted Supple Skink Lygosoma albopunctata is a species of skink found in South Asia.

Description[edit]

Body elongate, limbs weak; distance between end of snout and fore limb contained 2 to $2 times in the distance between axilla and groin. Snout short., obtuse. Lower eyelid scaly. Supranasals present, in contact behind the rostral; frontonasal much broader than long, in contact with the frontal; prefrontals small; frontal as long as the frontoparietals and interparietal together, in contact with the first and second supraoculars; 4 supraoculars; 7 or 8 supraciliaries, first and last largest; frontoparietals distinct, larger than the interparietal; panetals forming a suture behind the interparietal; nuchnls frequently indistinct; fifth upper labial below the centre of the eye. Ear-opening small, oval, with one or two small lobules anteriorly. 26 or 28 scales round the middle of the body, all smooth, subequal. Marginal preanals scarcely enlarged. The fore limb stretched forwards reaches the ear or a little beyond; the length of the hind limb is contained 2.3 to 3 times in the distance between axilla and groin. Fourth toe longer than third; subdigital lamella feebly unicarinate, 12 to 15 under the fourth toe. Tail thick, a little longer than head and body. Pale brown or rufous above, sides closely dotted with black; each dorsal and nuchal scale with a more or less distinct dark brown dot, forming longitudiual series; sides of neck and anterior part of body white-spotted; lower surfaces yellowish white.[1]

Distribution[edit]

Sunda region, W Malaysia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India (Denkanikota Hills, and near Ellore in the Godavari district, Bilaspur [C.P.], Chilka Lake, Purneah, Muzaffarpur [Bihar and Orissa], Calcutta, Mundiaghut [U.P.]), Nepal (fide Smith 1935), Maldives

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Boulenger, G. A. 1890. Fauna of British India. Reptilia and Batrachia.

References[edit]

  • Bobrov, V. V. 1995 Checklist and bibliography of lizards of Vietnam Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service (105):
  • Gray, J. E. 1846 Descriptions of some new species of Indian Lizards. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1)18: 429-430
  • Smith,M.A. 1935 Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. in: The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.

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