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Eutropis tytleri (THEOBALD, 1868)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Tytler's Mabuya 
SynonymScincus tytleri THEOBALD 1868: 23
Mabuia tytleri — BOULENGER 1887: 187
Mabuya tytleri — SMITH 1935: 270
Mabuya tytleri — GREER et al. 2000
Eutropis tytleri — MAUSFELD & SCHMITZ 2003
Eutropis tytleri — CHANDRAMOULI & AMARASINGHE 2020 
DistributionIndia (Andaman Islands)

Type locality: Andamans  
TypesHolotype: ZSI 2273 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A large species of Eutropis from the Andaman Islands, SVL 125.0–153.7 mm; tail long, about 1.5–2.2 times as long as the body; prefrontals and supranasals in contact with each other; temporals smooth; nuchals in a single pair; tympanic opening relatively large; as large as an adjacent lateral scale, lacking visible auricular lobules; 24–30 midbody scale rows; 40–43 paravertebrals; dorsals tricarinate; anterior genials in contact; posterior genials separated by a single scale; cheeks swollen in adult males; 50–53 ventrals; 27–30 subdigital lamellae on toe IV; dorsum uniform bronze brown with a greenish yellow venter (CHANDRAMOULI & AMARASINGHE 2020: 32). 
Etymologynamed after Lieutenant-Colonel Tytler, probably the collector of the types. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Chandramouli, S.R. & A.A.T. Amarasinghe 2020. On two poorly known, insular skinks, Eutropis tytleri (Theobald, 1868) and E. andamanensis (Smith, 1935) (Reptilia: Scincidae), endemic to the Andaman Islands, India. TAPROBANICA 9 (1): 31-38 - get paper here
  • Das, Indraneil & Abhijit Das 2017. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd., Oxford, 176 pp.
  • Greer, A.E., Arnold, C. & Arnold, E.N. 2000. The systematic significance of the number of presacral vertebrae in the scincid lizard genus Mabuya. Amphibia-Reptilia 21 (1): 121-126 - get paper here
  • MAUSFELD, Patrick & Andreas SCHMITZ 2003. Molecular phylogeography, intraspecific variation and speciation of the Asian scincid lizard genus Eutropis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Reptilia: Scincidae): taxonomic and biogeographic implications. Org. Divers. Evol. 3: 161–171 - 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.
  • Theobald, WILLIAM 1868. Catalogue of reptiles in the Museum of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal, Calcutta, 37 (extra number 146): (2), vi, 7-88 - get paper here
  • 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
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