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Eutropis gansi (DAS, 1991)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGans’ grass skink 
SynonymMabuya gansi DAS 1991
Eutropis gansi — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Eutropis gansi — BATUWITA 2016 
DistributionS India (Kalakkad forest, Tamil Nadu State)

Type locality: 2 km NW of Muthalar Road Cross off Sengaltheri-Thalayanai road (towards Moolakasam), Kalkkad Tiger Reserve, Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu State, India.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZSI 24826 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: SVL to 62.6 mm; prefrontals not in contact; midbody scale rows 30; a two-scale wide dark grey lateral stripe and labial; and gular regions not flame scarlet) [from DAS et al. 2008] 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Carl Gans (1923-2009), German-born American herpetologist. See Adler et al. 2010 for obituaries. 
References
  • Adler, K. 2010. Carl Gans (1923–2009) and the Integrative Biology of Reptiles. Herpetological Review 41 (2): 142-150 - get paper here
  • Aengals, R.; V.M. Sathish Kumar & Muhamed Jafer Palot 2013. Updated Checklist of Indian Reptiles.
  • Batuwita, Sudesh 2015. Description of Two New Species of Eutropis (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Sri Lanka with a Redescription of Eutropis madaraszi (Méhely) Journal of Herpetology Sep 2016, Vol. 50, No. 3: 486-496. - get paper here
  • BAUER, AARON M. 2010. Reminiscences of Carl Gans Herpetological Review 41 (2): 147-148 - get paper here
  • BELL, CHRISTOPHER J. 2010. Carl Gans: The Austin Years 1997–2009 Herpetological Review 41 (2): 148-150 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Das, Indraneil; de Silva, Anslem; Austin, Christopher C. 2008. A new species of Eutropis (Squamata: Scincidae) from Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 1700: 35-52 - 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
  • NORTHCUTT, R. GLENN 2010. Carl Gans: The Ann Arbor Years Herpetological Review 41 (2): 147 - get paper here
  • ROSENBERG, HERB 2010. Carl Gans: The Buffalo Years of 1961–1967 Herpetological Review 41 (2): 144-147 - 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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