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Nessia monodactyla (GRAY, 1839)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesOne-toed Nessia 
SynonymEvesia monodactylus GRAY 1839: 336
Evesia bellii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 782 (fide Brygoo 1985)
Nessia monodactyla — GÜNTHER 1864
Acontias monodactylus — BOULENGER 1887: 425
Acontias monodactylus — CAMP 1923: 355
Evesia monodactyla — CAMP 1923: 410
Acontias (Nessia) monodactylus — DERANIYAGALA 1931
Nessia monodactyla — SMITH 1935: 358
Nessia monodactyla — TAYLOR 1950: 511
Evesia monodactyla — MANTHEY 1981
Evesia bellii — FRANK & RAMUS 1995
Nessia monodactylus — DAS 1996: 47
Nessia monodactylus — ZIESMANN et al. 2007
Nessia monodactylus — SOMAWEERA & SOMAWEERA 2009 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: unknown (fide SMITH 1935)
Type locality: “Indes-Orientales” (bellii)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN = MHNP 18 (3043)
Holotype: MNHN [Evesia bellii] 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • 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
  • 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
  • Camp, Charles Lewis 1923. Classification of the Lizards. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 48 (11): 289-481.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Günther, A. 1864. The Reptiles of British India. London (Taylor & Francis), xxvii + 452 pp. - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. 1981. Die Echsen des Ceylonischen Regenwaldes und seiner Randgebiete. Sauria 3 (2): 25-35 - 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.
  • 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
  • Ziesmann, S.; Klaas, P.& Janzen, P. 2007. Von Skinken und anderen Echsen [Sri Lankas]. Draco 7 (30): 18-23 - get paper here
 
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