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Eutropis dissimilis (HALLOWELL, 1857)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesStriped Grass Mabuya, Striped Grass Skink 
SynonymEuprepis dissimilis HALLOWELL 1857: 78
Euprepes monticola GÜNTHER 1864
Euprepes petersi STEINDACHNER 1867: 43
Euprepes guentheri BLANFORD 1879: 123 (nom. nov. for monticola GÜNTHER)
Euprepes (Euprepes) warthii FISCHER 1885: 90
Mabuia dissimilis — BOULENGER 1887: 175
Mabuya hodgarti HORA 1927
Mabuya dissimilis — SMITH 1935: 261
Mabuya dissimilis — DAS 1996: 47
Eutropis dissimilis — MAUSFELD & SCHMITZ 2003
Mabuya dissimilis — KHAN 2004
Eutropis dissimilis — BAUER et al. 2007
Mabuya dissimilis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Eutropis dissimilis — DATTA-ROY et al. 2015 
DistributionN India (Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh), Pakistan, E Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh ?

Type locality: Bengal  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: ANSP 9537-38; Bengal (2) 
Diagnosis 
CommentRelationships: E. dissimilis is paraphyletic with other Eutropis; Pereira & Schrago 2017 found it as a sister of Toenayar novemcarinata.

Synonymy mostly after SMITH 1935.

Distribution: Reports from Myanmar are doubtful. 
Etymology 
References
  • Baig, KJ, Masroor, R., and Arshad, M. 2008. Biodiversity and ecology of the herpetofauna of Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. Russ. J. Herpetol. 15 (3): 193-205 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M.; Das, A.; Firoz Ahmed, M.; Kumar Sarma, P. 2007. Notes on the Distribution, Taxonomy and Biology of the Skink Eutropis dissimilis (Reptilia: Squamata : Scincidae), with first records from Assam, India. Hamadryad 32 (1): 76-80
  • Blanford,W.T. 1879. Notes on a collection of reptiles made by major O.B. St. John, R.E., at Ajmere in Rajputana. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal xlviii: 119-127 - 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
  • Clark, R. J., Clark, E. D., Anderson, S. C. and Leviton, A. E. 1969. Report on a collection of amphibians and reptiles from Afghanistan. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (ser. 4) 36: 279-316. - get paper here
  • Das I. 1991. A new species of Mabuya from Tamil Nadu State, Southern India (Squamata: Scincidae). Journal of Herpetology 25 (3): 342-344. - get paper here
  • DATTA-ROY, ANIRUDDHA; V. DEEPAK, CHINTA SIDHARTHAN, ANTHONY J. BARLEY & K. PRAVEEN KARANTH 2015. An addition to the endemic Indian radiation of Eutropis: Phylogenetic position of Eutropis dissimilis Hallowell (Squamata: Scincidae) Zootaxa 4027 (1): 145–150
  • Fischer, J. G. 1885. Ichthyologische und herpetologische Bemerkungen. V. Herpetologische Bemerkungen. Jahrb. Hamburg. Wiss. Anst. 2: 82-121 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1864. The Reptiles of British India. London (Taylor & Francis), xxvii + 452 pp. - get paper here
  • Hallowell,E. 1857. Notice of some new and rare species of Scincidae in the collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Trans. Am. Philos. Soc., Philadelphia, 11: 71-82 - get paper here
  • Hora 1927. Records of the Indian Museum 29: 2
  • Islam, Md. Jayedul, Amit Kumer Neogi and Md. Arafat Rahman Khan. 2016. Geographic Distribution: Eutropis dissimilis (Striped Grass Skink). Herpetological Review 47 (2): 257-258
  • Kästle , W., Rai, K. & Schleich, H.H. 2013. FIELD GUIDE to Amphibians and Reptiles of Nepal. ARCO-Nepal e.V., 625 pp. - get paper here
  • Khan, Muhamad Sharif 2004. Annotated checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Pakistan. Asiatic Herpetological Research 10: 191-201 - get paper here
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  • MAUSFELD, Patrick & Andreas SCHMITZ 2003. Molecular phylogeography, intraspecific variation and speciation of the Asian scincid lizard genus Eutropis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Reptilia: Scincidae): taxonomic and biogeographic implications. Org. Divers. Evol. 3: 161–171
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 2010. The reptile fauna of India. B.R. Publishing, New Delhi, 332 pp.
  • Pereira AG, Schrago CG. 2017. Arrival and diversification of mabuyine skinks (Squamata: Scincidae) in the Neotropics based on a fossil-calibrated timetree. PeerJ 5:e3194 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3194 - get paper here
  • Rabbe, M.F., Alam, M.M. & Rahman, M.M. 2017. Geographic Distribution: Eutropis dissimilis (Striped Grass Skink). Herpetological Review 48 (4): 811
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  • 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.
  • Steindachner, F. 1867. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858,1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair (Zoologie), Vol. 1, part 3 (Reptilien p.1-98). K. Gerold's Sohn/Kaiserlich-Königl. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Wien [1869 on title page] - get paper here
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