On the poorly-known White-spotted Skink Lygosoma albopunctatum (Gray, 1846) (Reptilia: Scincidae) with further topotypical records and notes on the type locality

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S. R. Ganesh


The White-spotted Skink Lygosoma albopunctatum, a rarely recorded lizard, has been re-sighted from its type locality: Madras in the Coromandel Coastal Plains.  Morphological details and field notes on the findings are elaborated.  Since many past surveys in and around Madras, and in southern India generally, did not record this species, lack of consensus about its existence in southern India had developed, leading to published misconceptions about its distribution.  These are highlighted and corrected herein.  The species is also illustrated in life based on topotypical examples. 

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Ganesh, S.R. 2017. On the poorly-known White-spotted Skink Lygosoma albopunctatum (Gray, 1846) (Reptilia: Scincidae) with further topotypical records and notes on the type locality. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 9 (Sep. 2017), 10662–10668. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3376.9.9.10662-10668.
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S. R. Ganesh, Chennai Snake Park, Rajbhavan Post, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600022, India

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