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Nessia gansi BATUWITA & EDIRISINGHE, 2017

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymNessia gansi BATUWITA & EDIRISINGHE 2017 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Mount Rumaswala, near Galle, 06°01’N, 80°14’E, ~10 m (elevation).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NMSL WHT 7585 (adult male)
Paratypes: NMSL WHT 2018, (1 male), 62.0 mm SVL, Panagula, 06°02’N, 80°23’E, 60 m; NMSL WHT 2329 (1 sub-adult female), 42.0 mm SVL, Richmond Hill, Galle, 06o03’N, 80°12’E; 15 m; NMSL WHT 7649 (1 female), 67.0 mm SVL, Imaduwa, 06°02’N, 80°23’E, 60 m; NMSL WHT 7650 (1 male) 68.0 mm SVL, Kanneliya Forest Reserve, Udugama, 06°25’N, 80°27’E, 150 m; NMSL WHT 7651, (1 male), 64.0 mm SVL, same location data as above; NMSL WHT 7652, (1 male), 65.0 mm SVL, Ambalangoda, 06°02’N, 80°23’E, 20 m. 
CommentSynonymy: the species was found in the National Museum Sri Lanka but previously confused with Nessia burtonii. 
EtymologyNamed in honour of Carl Gans (September 7, 1923 - November 30, 2009), American herpetologist. 
References
  • Adler, K. 2010. Carl Gans (1923–2009) and the Integrative Biology of Reptiles. Herpetological Review 41 (2): 142-150 - get paper here
  • BATUWITA, Sudesh; Udeni EDIRISINGHE 2017. Nessia gansi: a Second Three-toed Snake-Skink (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from Sri Lanka with the Designation of a Neotype for Nessia burtonii Gray Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle «Grigore Antipa» 60 (1): 377–388; DOI: 10.1515/travmu-2017-0001 - 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
  • 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
 
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