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Lygosoma albopunctata (GRAY, 1846)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: White-spotted Supple Skink
G: Weissflecken-Laubskink 
SynonymRiopa albopunctata GRAY 1846: 430
Eumeces albopunctatus — ANDERSON 1871: 158
Lygosoma albopunctatum — BOULENGER 1887: 309
Riopa albopunctata — SMITH 1935: 316
Lygosoma albopunctata — BOBROV 1995
Lygosoma albopunctata — DAS 1996
Riopa albopunctata — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 27
Lygosoma albopunctata — ZIEGLER et al. 2007
Riopa albopunctata — WAGNER et al. 2009
Lygosoma albopunctatum — SANG et al. 2009
Lygosoma albopunctata — MURTHY 2010
Lygosoma albopunctata — VENUGOPAL 2010
Lygosoma albopunctatum — KÄSTLE et al. 2013: 459 
DistributionSunda region (fide MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997), W Malaysia (fide CHAN-ARD et al. 1999), Vietnam,
Bangladesh, India (Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh,Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Assam and West Bengal; Denkanikota Hills, and near Ellore in the Godavari district, Bilaspur [C.P.], Chilka Lake, Purneah, Muzaffarpur [Bihar and Orissa], Calcutta, Mundiaghut [Uttar Pradesh]), Nepal (Royal Chitwan National Park, fide SMITH 1935), Maldives

Type locality: Madras  
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.18.87-90 (fide Ganesh 2017); listed as unknown in Sang et al. 2009. 
CommentDistribution: possibly in Bhutan (Lenz 2012). 
References
  • Anderson, J. 1871. On some Indian reptiles. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1871: 149-211 - get paper here
  • Bobrov, V. V. 1995. Checklist and bibliography of lizards of Vietnam. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (105): - 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
  • Chan-ard,T.; Grossmann,W.; Gumprecht,A. & Schulz,K. D. 1999. Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand - an illustrated checklist [bilingual English and German]. Bushmaster Publications, Würselen, Gemany, 240 pp. [book review in Russ. J Herp. 7: 87] - get paper here
  • Ganesh, S.R. 2017. On the poorly-known White-spotted Skink Lygosoma albopunctatum (Gray, 1846) (Reptilia: Scincidae) with further topotypical records and notes on the type locality. JoTT 9 (9): 10662–10668 - get paper here
  • GEISSLER, PETER; TIMO HARTMANN & THY NEANG 2012. A new species of the genus Lygosoma Hardwicke & Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Scincidae) from northeastern Cambodia, with an updated identification key to the genus Lygosoma in mainland Southeast Asia. Zootaxa 3190: 56–68
  • Gray, J. E. 1846. Descriptions of some new species of Indian Lizards. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 18: 429-430 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and their adjacent archipelagos. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 728 pp. [review in Herp. Rev. 43: 155] - get paper here
  • Hassan-Al-Razi, Mohammad Abdul Baki, Shayer Mahmood Ibney Alam and Mehrab Chowdhury. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Lygosoma albopunctata (white-spotted supple skink). Herpetological Review 45 (3): 463
  • Islam, Mazedul & Prasanta Kumar Saikia 2013. Inventory and Natural History of Lizards in Jeypore Rerserve Forest, Assam. Reptile Rap (15): 16-26 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Lenz, Norbert 2012. Von Schmetterlingen und Donnerdrachen - Natur und Kultur in Bhutan. Karlsruher Naturhefte 4, Naturkundemuseum Karlsruhe, 124 pp.
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 2010. The reptile fauna of India. B.R. Publishing, New Delhi, 332 pp.
  • Palot, M.J. 2015. A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 8010–8022 - get paper here
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Sarker, Abdur Razzaque 2014. First Confirmed Record of Lygosoma albopunctata (Gray, 1846) (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from Bangladesh. Russ. J. Herpetol. 21 (1): 1-4
  • 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
  • Vyas, Raju 2010. Record of Lygosoma albopunctata Gray, 1846 from Vansda forest and comments on its distribution in Gujarat State. Reptile Rap (10): 4-5 - get paper here
  • Vyas, Raju 2011. Reptilian diversity in and around the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat, India. Reptile Rap (11): 5-15 - get paper here
  • Wagner, Philipp; Wolfgang Böhme; Olivier S. G. Pauwels & Andreas Schmitz 2009. A review of the African red-flanked skinks of the Lygosoma fernandi (BURTON, 1836) species group (Squamata: Scincidae) and the role of climate change in their speciation. Zootaxa 2050: 1-30 - get paper here
  • Ziegler, T; Schmitz, A; Heidrich, A; Vu, NT; Nguyen, QT 2007. A new species of Lygosoma (Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae) from the Central Truong Son, Vietnam, with notes on its molecular phylogenetic position. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 114 (2): 397-415 - get paper here
 
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