Tropidophorus berdmorei

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Tropidophorus berdmorei
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Tropidophorus
Species: T. berdmorei
Binomial name
Tropidophorus berdmorei
(Blyth, 1853)
  • Aspris Berdmorei
    Blyth, 1853
  • Tropidophorus Berdmorei
    Theobald 1868
  • Tropidophorus yunnanensis
    Boulenger, 1887
  • Tropidophorus berdmorei
    M.A. Smith 1935
  • Tropidophorus berdmorei
    Taylor, 1963
  • Tropidophorus berdmorei
    Cox et al., 1998
  • Tropidophorus berdmorei
    Honda et al., 2006

Tropidophorus berdmorei, commonly known as Berdmore's water skink,[2][3] is a species of skink endemic to Asia.

Geographic range[edit]

T. berdmorei is found in China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.[1][4][5]


The specific name, berdmorei, is in honor of British naturalist Captain Thomas Matthew Berdmore (1811–1859), who collected the holotype.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Tropidophorus berdmorei ". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tropidophorus berdmorei ". uBIO. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tropidophorus berdmorei ". Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tropidophorus berdmorei ". National Parks of Thailand. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Doi Inthanon National Park". National Parks of Thailand, Thailand. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  6. ^ 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. (Tropidophorus berdmorei, p. 23).

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1887). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume III. Lacertidæ, Gerrhosauridæ, Scincidæ, ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 575 pp. + Plates I- XL. (Tropidophorus berdmorii [sic] and T. yunnanensis, p. 362).
  • Blyth E (1853). Notices and Descriptions of various Reptiles, new or little-known. J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal 22: 639-655. (Aspris berdmorei, new species, p. 651).
  • Honda M, Ota H, Murphy RW, Hikida T (2006). Phylogeny and biogeography of water skinks of the genus Tropidophorus (Reptilia: Scincidae), a molecular approach. Zoologica Scripta 35 (1): 85-95.
  • 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. (Tropidophorus berdmorei, p. 325).
  • Taylor EH (1963). The Lizards of Thailand. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44 (14): 687-1077. (Tropidophorus berdmorei, pp. 986–989, Figure 77).

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