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








Genus
Barkudia

Indian Limbless Skinks

Indische Wurmskinke

Indiske Ormeskinker

1917 Barkudia Annandale (type species: Barkudia insularis Annandale 1917)
Contents: 2 species, both of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: India (Andhra Pradesh, Odisha).

Barkudia insularis

Odisha Limbless Skink, Limbless Burrowing Skink, Madras Spotted Skink, (Annandale's Limbless Skink)

Odisha-Wurmskink

Odisha-ormeskink

1917 Barkudia insularis Annandale

Remarks: Records from Andhra Pradesh (e.g., Murthy 1985, 1990; Pillai & Murthy 1982; Sanyal 1993; Sanyal, Dattagupta & Gayen 1993; Subba Rao 1996) refer to melanosticta (Das 1999).
Distribution: India (Odisha).


Barkudia melanosticta

Black-spotted Limbless Skink, (Russell's Legless Skink)

Schwarzflecken-Wurmskink

Sortplettet Ormeskink

1801 Anguis melanosticta Schneider
Barkudia melanosticta Das 1999

Remarks: This species has had a history of obscurity, being overlooked by several important works on the herpetology of India (e.g., Boulenger 1890; Smith 1935). Validity as a member of the genus Barkudia confirmed by Das (1999).
Distribution: India (Andhra Pradesh).