Ristella guentheri

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ristella guentheri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Ristella
Species: R. guentheri
Binomial name
Ristella guentheri
Boulenger, 1887

Ristella guentheri, commonly known as Günther's ristella, is a species of skink, a lizard in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to India.


The specific name, guentheri, is in honor of German-British herpetologist Albert Günther.[1]

Geographic range[edit]

R. guentheri is found in India, in Madurai district, Tenmalai, Travancore, and the Anaimalai Hills.[2]

The type locality is "Madura, Sirimallay Hills"[3] (= Sirumalai Hills, Madurai district).


  1. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Ristella guentheri, pp. 110-111).
  2. ^ "Ristella guentheri ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ Boulenger GA (1887). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume III. Lacertidæ, Gerrhosauridæ, Scincidæ, Anelytropsidæ, Dibamidæ, Chamaeleontidæ. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 575 pp. + Plates I- XL. (Ristella guentheri, new species, p. 358 + Plate XXIX, Figures 3, 3a).

Further reading[edit]

  • Smith MA (1935). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. II.—Sauria. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 440 pp. + Plate I + 2 maps. (Ristella guentheri, p. 332).