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Nessia didactyla (DERANIYAGALA, 1934)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Two-toed Nessia 
SynonymAcontias (Nessia) didactylus DERANIYAGALA 1934
Nessia didactyla — SMITH 1935: 358
Nessia didactyla — TAYLOR 1950: 510
Nessia didactylus — DAS 1996: 47
Nessia didactylus — SOMAWEERA & SOMAWEERA 2009 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Polgahavela, Ceylon, 241 feet elevation.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.21.33 (1934.5.1.5) 
  • Deraniyagala, P.E.P. 1934. Some new fossorial skinks of Ceylon. Ceylon J. Sci. B, xviii: 231-233
  • 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.
  • Somaweera, R. & Somaweera, N. 2009. Lizards of Sri Lanka: a colour guide with field keys. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 304 pp.
  • Taylor, E.H. 1953. A review of the lizards of Ceylon. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 35 (12): 1525-1585 - get paper here
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1950. Ceylones lizards of the family Scincidae. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 33 (2): 481-518 - get paper here
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