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Eutropis ashwamedhi (SHARMA, 1969)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesAshwamedha supple skink 
SynonymRiopa ashwamedhi SHARMA 1969
Lygosoma ashwamedhi — DAS 1996: 46
Eutropis ashwamedhi — SRINIVASULU et al. 2016 
DistributionIndia (Andhra Pradesh)

Type locality: ‘..5 km S.W. of Pullareddygudem (south of the excavated ‘ashwamedh site’), Nagarjunakonda Valley, Guntur Dist.’; ‘Nandikonda Valley, Vijayapuri North, Nalgonda Dist.’; ZSI 21176 (paratype), from ‘Eddenmotu Hills, 3 km. S. of Pullareddygudem village, Nagarjunakonda Valley East, Guntur Dist.’; ‘..hills on right bank of R. Krishna, 3 km. S. of Vijayapuri South, Nalgonda District’. The provenance is unknown. [fide Das et al. 1998]  
TypesHolotype: ZSI 21173, ZSI 21174 (paratype), ZSI 21175 (paratype), ZSI 21177 (paratype), ZSI 21178 (paratype) 
  • Aengals, R.; V.M. Sathish Kumar & Muhamed Jafer Palot 2013. Updated Checklist of Indian Reptiles.
  • Das,I. 1996. Biogeography of the Reptiles of South Asia. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida
  • Sharma, R.C. 1965. The Reptile Fauna of the Nagarjunasagar Dam Area (Andhra Pradesh, India) Rec. Zool. Survey India 63: 77-93 - get paper here
  • Sharma, R.C. 1969. Two new izards of the genera Mabuya Fitzinger and Riopa Gray (Scincidae) from India. Bull. Systematic Zool. (Calcutta) 1 (2): 71-75
  • SRINIVASULU, CHELMALA; BHARGAVI SRINIVASULU, ADITYA SRINIVASULU, MIDATHALA SEETHARAMARAJU 2016. No longer supple? Molecular phylogeny suggests generic reassignment of Lygosoma ashwamedhi (Sharma, 1969) (Reptilia: Scincidae). Zootaxa 4127 (1): 135–148
  • 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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