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Nessia sarasinorum (MÜLLER, 1889)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Muller's Nessia 
SynonymAcontias sarasinorum MÜLLER 1889: 702
Nessia sarasinorum — DERANIYAGALA 1931
Nessia sarasinorum — SMITH 1935: 360
Nessia sarasinorum — TAYLOR 1950: 514
Nessia sarasinorum — DAS 1996: 47
Nessia sarasinorum — KARUNARATHNA & AMARASINGHE 2011 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Inamalua, Ceylon  
TypesHolotype: NMBA (= NHMB) 4875, male 
EtymologyNamed after Swiss zoologists and cousins PAUL and FRITZ SARASIN. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Karunarathna, Suranjan D. M. S. and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe 2011. A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE REPTILE FAUNA IN NILGALA FOREST AND ITS VICINITY, MONARAGALA DISTRICT, SRI LANKA. Taprobanica 3 (2): 69-76 - get paper here
  • Kramer, Eugen 1979. Typenkatalog der Echsen im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel (BM), Stand 1978. [type catalogue] Revue Suisse de Zoologie 86 (1): 159-166 - get paper here
  • Müller, F. 1890. Sechster Nachtrag zum Katalog der herpetologischen Sammlung des Basler Museums. Verh. Nat. Ges. Basel 8: 685-705 - 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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