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Chalcidoseps thwaitesi (GÜNTHER, 1872)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesThwaites' Skink 
SynonymNessia thwaitesi GÜNTHER 1872: 86
Chalcidoseps thwaitesi — BOULENGER 1887: 423
Chalcidoseps thwaitesi — SMITH 1935: 355
Chalcidoseps thwaitesi — ZIESMANN et al. 2007 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Ceylon  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
Diagnosis 
CommentType species: Nessia thwaitesi GÜNTHER 1872: 86 is the type species of the genus Chalcidoseps BOULENGER 1887: 423. 
Etymology 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • de Silva, Anslem, Aaron Bauer, Christopher Austin, Suraj Goonewardene, John Drake and P. de Silva 2005. Chalcidoseps thwaitesii (Günther, 1872) (Reptilia: Scincidae) Four-toed skink: preliminary observation. Lyriocephalus (Special Issue) 6(1-2):103-111 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1872. Descriptions of some Ceylonese Reptiles and Batrachians. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 9: 85-88 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Somaweera, R. & Somaweera, N. 2009. Lizards of Sri Lanka: a colour guide with field keys. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 304 pp.
  • Taylor, E.H. 1953. A review of the lizards of Ceylon. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 35 (12): 1525-1585 - get paper here
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1950. Ceylones lizards of the family Scincidae. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 33 (2): 481-518 - get paper here
  • Ziesmann, S.; Klaas, P.& Janzen, P. 2007. Von Skinken und anderen Echsen [Sri Lankas]. Draco 7 (30): 18-23 - get paper here
 
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