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Ophisops leschenaultii (MILNE-EDWARDS, 1829)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria (lizards) 
SubspeciesOphisops leschenaultii lankae DERANIYAGALA, 1953
Ophisops leschenaultii leschenaultii (MILNE-EDWARDS, 1829) 
Common NamesLeschenault’s Lacerta 
SynonymLacerta leschenaultii MILNE-EDWARDS 1829: 80
Calosaura Leschenaultii — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 262
Cabrita brunnea GRAY 1838: 282 (fide SMITH 1935)
Cabrita leschenaultii — BLANFORD 1870
Cabrita leschenaulti — SMITH 1935: 374
Ophisops leschenaultii — DAS 1996: 49
Ophisops leschenaultii — MURTHY 2010

Ophisops leschenaultii lankae DERANIYAGALA 1953
Cabrita leschenaultii lankae — DERANIYAGALA 1971
Ophisops leschenaultii lankae — KARUNARATHNA & AMARASINGHE 2011 
DistributionIndia (Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Western Ghats [Nilgiri], Eastern Ghats [Chitteri Hills]), E Sri Lanka Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2753 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Jean-Baptiste-Louis-Claude-Théodore Leschenault (1773-1826). 
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
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Deraniyagala, P. 1971. A new lizard from Ceylon. Spol. Zeylan., 32: 103-105
  • 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
  • Gayen, N C 1999. A synopsis of the reptiles of Gujarat, western India. . Hamadryad 24 (1): 1-22 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1838. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. Part 1. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 1: 274-283 - 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 (02): 69-76
  • Milne-edwards, M.H. 1829. Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l'histoire des lézards, extraites d'une monographie de ce genre. Ann. Sci. Nat. Paris 16: 50-89 - get paper here
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 2010. The reptile fauna of India. B.R. Publishing, New Delhi, 332 pp.
  • 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.
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - 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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