The Range Extension of Genus Chalcides Laurenti, 1768 (Reptilia: Scincidae) to Sri Lanka

D. M. S. Suranjan Karunarathna, L. J. M. Wickramasinghe, V. A. P. Samarawickrama, D. A. I. Munindradasa

Abstract


Sri Lanka has 31 skink species belonging to seven genera. We describe here the first record of the genus Chalcides in the Island. The genus Chalcides is currently distributed from Europe to India. This work reports a range extension of this genus to Sri Lanka.

Keywords


Chalcides; range extension; Scincid lizards; Sri Lanka; taxonomy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2008-15-3-225-228

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