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Nessia hickanala DERANIYAGALA, 1940

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesHickanala Nessia 
SynonymNessia hickanala DERANIYAGALA 1940
Nessia hickanala — TAYLOR 1950: 515
Nessia hikanala — TAYLOR 1953
Nessia hickanala — DAS 1996: 47
Nessia hickanala — SOMAWEERA & SOMAWEERA 2009 
DistributionSri Lanka  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.3.6 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Diagnosis 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymology 
References
  • Das,I. 1996. Biogeography of the Reptiles of South Asia. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida
  • Deraniyagala, P.E.P. 1940. A new apodal lizard Nessia hickanala, from Ceylon. Proc. Linnaean Soc. London, 1939-1940 (Feb. 1940), pp. 37-39
  • 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
  • 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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