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Riopa lineata (GRAY, 1839)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae (Lygosomini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Lined Supple Skink 
SynonymChiamela lineata GRAY 1839: 333
Lygosoma lineatum — BOULENGER 1887: 316
Lygosoma lineatum — HORA 1927: 6
Riopa lineata — SMITH 1935: 321
Lygosoma lineata — DAS 1996: 46
Lygosoma lineata — MIRZA et al. 2010
Riopa lineata — FREITAS et al. 2019
Riopa lineata — PATEL et al. 2019 
DistributionIndia (Bombay district between Poona and N Kanara, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh ?, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Jharkhand)

Type locality: India  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.18.83 
CommentDistribution: there seems to be only one record from Jharkhand; there are no records filling the gap between Jharkhand and Maharashtra, VYAS 2014). 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “linea”, meaning stripe or line. 
  • Ardesana, R., B. Trivedi, R. Jadav, R. Jhala, P. Joshi, M. Bharad & J. Ardesana 2019. Lined Supple Skink: notes on Lygosoma lineata from Rajkot City, Gujarat, India. Zoo’s Print 34 (3): 15-18 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - 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
  • FREITAS, ELYSE S.; ANIRUDDHA DATTA-ROY, PRAVEEN KARANTH, L. LEE GRISMER and CAMERON D. SILER 2019. Multilocus phylogeny and a new classification for African, Asian and Indian supple and writhing skinks (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 186 (4): 1067–1096 - 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. 2 (11): 331-337 [continued from page 293] - get paper here
  • Hora, S.L. 1927. Notes on lizards in the Indian Museum. III. On the unnamed collection of lizards of the family Scincidae. Records of the Indian Museum 29: 1-6
  • Ingle, Mukesh; Ulka Yadav, Ashok K. Bhilala, Manohar Pawar 2019. Urban Herpetofauna: A Case Study in Ujjain City of Central India. International Journal of Scientific Research in Biological Sciences 6 (5): 76-84 - get paper here
  • Manhas, Amit; Rajni Raina, and Ashwani Wanganeo 2018. Reptilian diversity of the Bhopal Region in the State of Madhya Pradesh in central India. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 25 (2): 104–114 - get paper here
  • Mirza, Zeeshan A.; Javed J. Ahmed & Sunny Patil 2010. Notes on the Distribution and Natural History of Lined Supple Skink Lygosoma lineata (Gray, 1839) (Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae). Reptile Rap (9): 5-6 - get paper here
  • Naik Y M; Vinod K R 1994. Record of a rare skink Lygosoma lineata (Gray, 1839) from Kevadia, Gujarat. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 91 (2): 324-325. - get paper here
  • Narasimmarajan, K. & Subhasis Mahato 2013. First Record of Lined Supple Skink Lygosoma lineata (Gray, 1839) from Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra. Reptile Rap (15): 9-10 - get paper here
  • Patel H, Vyas R, Dudhatra B, Naik V, Chavda A, Chauhan D, et al . 2019. Preliminary report on Herpetofauna of Mount Girnar, Gujarat, India. JAD 2019; 1 (2) - get paper here
  • Patel, Harshil; and Raju Vyas 2019. Reptiles of Gujarat, India: Updated Checklist, Distribution, and Conservation Status. Herpetology Notes 12: 765-777 - get paper here
  • Patel, Harshil; Raju Vyas, Vaibhav Naik, Bhautik Dudhatra & Shantilal K. Tank 2018. Herpetofauna of the Northern Western Ghats of Gujarat, India. Zoology and Ecology, DOI: 10.1080/21658005.2018.1499237 - 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.
  • 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
  • VYAS, R. 2001. Notes on the distribution of Lygosoma lineata (Gray, 1839) and comments on the systematic status of Lygosoma vosmaerii (Gray, 1839). Hamadryad 26 (2): 360- 361 - get paper here
  • VYAS, R. 2009. Notes on the Distribution and Natural History of an endemic Skink from India: Lygosoma lineata (Gray, 1839). Sauria 31 (1): 45-50 - get paper here
  • Vyas, Raju 2007. Present conservation scenario of reptile fauna in Gujarat State, India. Indian Forester, Oct 2007: 1381-1394 - get paper here
  • Vyas, Raju 2007. Herptofauna of Puma Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat, India. Reptile Rap (8): 10-15 - get paper here
  • Vyas, Raju 2011. Reptilian diversity in and around the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat, India. Reptile Rap (11): 5-15 - get paper here
  • Vyas, Raju 2014. Notes and comments on the distribution of two endemic Lygosoma skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Lygosominae) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 6 (14): 6726–6732 - get paper here
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