Anguis melanostictus Schneider, 1801, a Valid Species of Barkudia (Sauria: Scincidae) from Southeastern India

Das, Indraneil (1999) Anguis melanostictus Schneider, 1801, a Valid Species of Barkudia (Sauria: Scincidae) from Southeastern India. Asiatic Herpetological Research, 8. pp. 13-17. ISSN 1051-3825

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Abstract

Anguis melanostictus Schneider, 180I, based on a watercolor in Russell (1796), from the Coromandel coast of India, is shown to be a species of Barkudia, nonconspecific with B. insularis Annandale, 1917, and is revived. B. melanosticta, is compared with the holotype and other specimens of B. insularis from Orissa State, and shown to be larger (SVL 161.0-164.9 mm, vs. 107.0-143.0 mm), in addition to differing in the following characteristics: palatal teeth present (vs. absent); anterior lobe of tongue distinctly narrowed (vs. not differentiated); and lobules around ear opening absent (vs. present). A neotype of Barkudia melanosticta (Schneider, 1801) is designated, based on an adult female from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh State, southeastern India (ZSI 20627).

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sauria, Scincidae, Anguis melanostictus, designation, Andhra Pradesh, southeastern India, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 01:44
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 01:44
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/24858

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