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Barkudia melanosticta (SCHNEIDER, 1801)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesVisakhapatnam limbless skink 
SynonymAnguis melanostictus SCHNEIDER 1801
Barkudia melanosticta — DAS 1999
Barkudia melanosticta — MURTHY 2010 
DistributionSE India (coastal NE Andhra Pradesh, near Visakhapatnam)  
Reproduction 
Types 
CommentNot listed by BOULENGER, Cat. liz.

Limbless.

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
References
  • Das, I. 1999. Anguis melanostictus SCHNEIDER, 1801, a valid species of Barkudia (Sauria: Scincidae) from southeastern India. Asiatic Herpetological Research 8: 13-17 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 2010. The reptile fauna of India. B.R. Publishing, New Delhi, 332 pp.
  • Schneider, JOHANN GOTTLOB 1801. Historiae Amphibiorum naturalis et literariae. Fasciculus secundus continens Crocodilos, Scincos, Chamaesauras, Boas. Pseudoboas, Elapes, Angues. Amphisbaenas et Caecilias. Frommanni, Jena. 374 pp. - get paper here
  • 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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