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Taxonomy of the family Scincidae
Bibliography of the genus Nessia
Biodiversity of the family Scincidae








Genus
Nessia

Singalese Skinks, Sri Lankan Snake Skinks

Srilankanische Schlangenskinke*

Srilankanske Slangeskinker*

1839 Evesia Gray (type species: Evesia monodactylus Gray 1839; syn. Smith 1935)
1839 Nessia Gray (type species: Nessia burtoni Gray 1839)
1843 Pseudodactylus Fitzinger (type species: Evesia bellii Dumeril & Bibron 1839; syn. Smith 1935)
1860 Tetrapedos Jan (type species: Tetrapedos smithii Jan 1860; syn. Smith 1935)
1934 Anguinicephalus Deraniyagala (type species: Acontias layardi Kelaart 1853; syn. Smith 1935)
1953 Bipedos Deraniyagala (type species: not designated; syn. Das 1996)
Contents: 9 species, all of which are endemic.
Distribution: Sri Lanka.

Nessia bipes

Two-legged Snake Skink*, (Smith's Snake Skink)

Zweifüssiger Schlangenskink*

Tobenet Slangeskink*

1935 Nessia bipes Smith [substitute name for Nessia smithi Deraniyagala 1934]
1934 Nessia smithi Deraniyagala [not Tetrapedos smithii Jan 1860] (Taylor 1950)

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Nessia burtonii

Mount Haycock Snake Skink*

Mount-Haycock-Schlangenskink*

Mount Haycock-slangeskink*

1839 Nessia burtonii Gray
Acontias burtoni Boulenger 1887

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Nessia deraniyagalai

Trincomalee Snake Skink*, (Deraniyagala's Snake Skink)

Trincomalee-Schlangenskink*

Trincomalee-slangeskink*

1950 Nessia deraniyagala Taylor
Anguinicephalus deraniyagalae Deraniyagala 1953

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Nessia didactyla

Two-toed Snake Skink

Zweizehiger Schlangenskink*

Totået Slangeskink*

1934 Acontias didactylus Deraniyagala
Nessia didactyla Smith 1935

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Nessia gansi

Mount Rumaswala Snake Skink

Mount-Rumaswala-Schlangenskink*

Mount Rumaswala-Slangeskink*

2017 Nessia gansi Batuwita & Edirisinghe

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Nessia hickanala

Shark-headed Snake Skink

Hai-köpfiger Schlangenskink*

Hajhovedet Slangeskink*

1940 Nessia hickanala Deraniyagala
Anguinicephalus hickanala Deraniyagala 1953

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Nessia layardi

Colombo Snake Skink*, (Layard's Snake Skink)

Colombo-Schlangenskink*

Colombo-slangeskink*

1853 Acontias layardi Kelaart
Anguinicephalus layardi Deraniyagala 1934
Nessia layardi Smith 1935

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Nessia monodactyla

Toeless Snake Skink

Zehenloser Schlangenskink*

Tåløs Slangeskink*

1839 Evesia monodactylus Gray
Nessia monodactyla Günther 1864
Acontias monodactylus Boulenger 1887
1839 Evesia bellii Duméril & Bibron (Smith 1935)
1860 Tetrapedos smithii Jan (Smith 1935)

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Nessia sarasinorum

Inamalua Snake Skink*, (Sarasin's Snake Skink)

Inamalua-Schlangenskink*

Inamalua-slangeskink*

1889 Acontias sarasinorum Müller
Nessia sarasinorum Smith 1935
Bipedos sarasinorum Deraniyagala 1953

Distribution: Sri Lanka.