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Chalcides pentadactylus (BEDDOME, 1870)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymSphenocephalus ? pentadactylus BEDDOME 1870: 30
Chalcides pentadactylus — BOULENGER 1890: 224
Chalcides pentadactylus — SMITH 1935: 350
Chalcides pentadactylus — DAS 1996: 45 
DistributionIndia (Kerala)

Type locality: "Kuddle Poondy, a tidal river near Beypore" (= Kadal Undi, Beypur, 11º 11'N; 75º 49'E, in Kerala State, south-western India), Malabar district  
TypesHolotype: lost fide SMITH 1935 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Beddome, R.H. 1870. Descriptions of some new lizards from the Madras Presidency. Madras Monthly J. Med. Sci. 1: 30-35
  • 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
  • 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
  • Palot, M.J. 2015. A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 8010–8022 - 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.
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