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Barkudia insularis ANNANDALE, 1917

IUCN Red List - Barkudia insularis - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Madras Spotted Skink 
SynonymBarkudia insularis ANNANDALE 1917: 20
Barkudia insularis — SMITH 1935: 352
Barkudia insularis — DAS & DATTAGUPTA 1997
Barkudia insularis — MURTHY 2010 
DistributionIndia (Orissa = Odisha: Chilka Lake)

Type locality: Barkuda I., Chilka Lake, Madras Pres.  
TypesHolotype: ZSI 18075 
CommentLimb morphology: Limbless.

Abundance: Extremely rare, has only been found once since its decription in 1917.

Type species: Barkudia insularis ANNANDALE 1917 is the type species of the genus Barkudia ANNANDALE 1917. 
  • Annandale, N. 1917. A new genus of limbless skinks from an island in the Chilka Lake. Records of the Indian Museum 13: 17-21 - get paper here
  • Biswas, S. or Acharjyo, L.N. (??) 1979. A Note on the Distribution of Barkudia insularis, a Rare Limbless Lizard from Orissa. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 76: 524-525 - get paper here
  • Das, Indraneil; Dattagupta, Basudeb 1997. Rediscovery of the holotypes of Ophisops jerdoni Blyth, 1853 and Barkudia insularis Annandale, 1917. . Hamadryad 22 (1): 53-55 - get paper here
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 2010. The reptile fauna of India. B.R. Publishing, New Delhi, 332 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
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