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Eutropis andamanensis (SMITH, 1935)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesAndaman Islands grassskink 
SynonymMabuya andamanensis SMITH 1935: 271
Mabuya andamanensis — GREER et al. 2000
Eutropis andamanensis — MAUSFELD et al. 2002 
DistributionIndia (Andaman Island)

Type locality: ‘Andaman Islands’ (in the Bay of Bengal, India).  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.3.62 (formerly 1934.6.4.1; ZSI 14658); ZSI 15084, collected by C.G. Rogers. 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution on the Andaman Islands. 
  • Aengals, R.; V.M. Sathish Kumar & Muhamed Jafer Palot 2013. Updated Checklist of Indian Reptiles.
  • Greer, A.E., Arnold, C. & Arnold, E.N. 2000. The systematic significance of the number of presacral vertebrae in the scincid lizard genus Mabuya. Amphibia-Reptilia 21 (1): 121-126 - 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.
  • 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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