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Lygosoma vosmaeri (GRAY, 1839)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesVosmer's Writhing Skink 
SynonymHagria vosmaeri GRAY 1839: 333
Campsodactylus Lamarrei DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 762 (fide SMITH 1935)
Lygosoma vosmaeri — BOULENGER 1887: 67
Riopa vosmaeri — SMITH 1935: 322
Lygosoma vosmaeri — BRYGOO 1985: 115
Lygosoma vosmaeri — DAS 1996: 46
Riopa vosmaeri — FREITAS et al. 2019 
DistributionIndia (Andhra Pradesh)

Type locality: “Java” (in error)  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 0777 
CommentSynonymy: Boulenger (1890) considered the holotype (MNHN 777; ex-MNHN 3007; fide Brygoo 1985) of L. vosmaerii (Gray 1839) to be an apparently anomalous specimen of L. lineata (Gray, 1839), although Smith (1935) and Sharma (2002) treated both the taxa as distinct. 
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  • 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
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1985. Les types des scincidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (4e sér.) 7 (sect. A 3), suppl.: 1-126
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • FREITAS, ELYSE S.; ANIRUDDHA DATTA-ROY, PRAVEEN KARANTH, L. LEE GRISMER and CAMERON D. SILER 2019. Multilocus phylogeny and a new classification for African, Asian and Indian supple and writhing skinks (Scincidae: Lygosominae) Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2019, XX, 1–30. - get paper here
  • Gray,J.E. 1839. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 2: 331-337 (287-293) [1838] - get paper here
  • Seetharamaraju, M., R. Sreekar, C. Srinivasulu, Bhargavi Srinivasulu, Harpreet Kaur & P. Venkateshwarlu 2009. Rediscovery of Vosmer’s Writhing Skink Lygosoma vosmaerii (Gray, 1839) (Reptilia: Scincidae) with a note on its taxonomy. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1 (12): 624-626 - 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
  • Vyas, Raju 2002. Notes on the distribution of Lygosoma lineata (Gray, 1839) and comments on the systematic status of L. vosmaerii (Gray, 1839). Hamadryad. 26 (2):360-361 [2001]
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