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








Genus
Lankascincus

Lanka Skinks, Sri Lankan Forest Skinks

Lankaskinke

Lankaskinker

1991 Lankascincus Greer (type species: Lygosoma fallax Peters 1860)
Contents: 10 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: The species of this genus were previously assigned to Sphenomorphus.
Distribution: Sri Lanka.

Lankascincus deignani

Mount Gannoruwa Lanka Skink, (Deignan's Lanka Skink)

Gannoruwa-Lankaskink

Gannoruwa-lankaskink

1950 Sphenomorphus deignani Taylor
Lankascincus deignani Greer 1991
2007 Lankascincus greeri Wickramasinghe, Rodrigo, Dayawansa & Jayantha (syn. Kanishka, Danushka & Amarasinghe 2020)

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Lankascincus dorsicatenatus

Angamana Lanka Skink

Angamana-Lankaskink

Angamana-lankaskink

1953 Sphenomorphus dorsicatenatus Deraniyagala
Lankascincus dorsicatenatus Batuwita & Pethiyagoda 2007

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Lankascincus fallax

Trincomalee Lanka Skink, (Common Supple Skink)

Trincomalee-Lankaskink

Trincomalee-lankaskink

1860 Lygosoma fallax Peters
Sphenomorphus fallax Taylor 1950
Lankascincus fallax Greer 1991
1950 Sphenomorphus rufogulus Taylor (syn. Greer 1991)
1991 Lankascincus deraniyagalae Greer (syn. Batuwita 2019)

Other common names:
deraniyagalae: Punduloya Lanka Skink, (Deraniyagala's Lanka Skink)
Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Lankascincus fallax
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Lankascincus gansi

Udugama Lanka Skink, (Gans' Lanka Skink)

Udugama-Lankaskink

Udugama-lankaskink

1991 Lankascincus gansi Greer

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Lankascincus megalops

Large-eyed Forest Skink

Großaugen-Waldskink

Storøjet Skovskink

1906 Lygosoma megalops Annandale
Sphenomorphus megalops Taylor 1950
Lankascincus megalops Batuwita 2019

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Lankascincus megalops
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Lankascincus merrill

Rakwana Hills Lanka Skink, (Merrill's Lanka Skink)

Rakwana-Lankaskink

Rakwana-lankaskink

2020 Lankascincus merrill Wickramasinghe, Vidanapathirana & Wickramasinghe

Distribution: Sri Lanka.





Lankascincus sameerai

Matara Lanka Skink, (Sameera's Lanka Skink)

Matara-Lankaskink

Matara-lankaskink

2020 Lankascincus sameerai Kanishka, Danushka & Amarasinghe

Distribution: Sri Lanka.





Lankascincus sripadensis

Sripada Lanka Skink

Sripada-Lankaskink

Sripada-lankaskink

2007 Lankascincus sripadensis Wickramasinghe, Rodrigo, Dayawansa & Jayantha

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Lankascincus taprobanensis

Smooth Lanka Skink

Glatschuppige Lankaskink

Glatskællet Lankaskink

1854 Eumeces taprobanensis Kelaart
Lygosoma taprobanense Boulenger 1887
Sphenomorphus taprobanensis Taylor 1950
Lankascincus taprobanensis Greer 1991
2007 Lankascincus munindradasai Wickramasinghe, Rodrigo, Dayawansa & Jayantha (syn. Batuwita 2019)

Other common names:
munindradasai: Adam's Peak Lanka Skink, (Munindrasas's Lanka Skink)
Remarks: Greer (1991) regarded Lygosoma striatopunctatum Ahl 1925 (now Sphenomorphus striatopunctatus) as a synonym of taprobanensis, but Das & de Silva (2005) regarded it as a valid species of the genus Sphenomorphus.
Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Lankascincus taylori

Central Highlands Lanka Skink, (Taylor's Lanka Skink)

Central-Highlands-Lankaskink

Central Highlands-lankaskink

1991 Lankascincus taylori Greer

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Lankascincus taylori
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