Ristella beddomii

Ristella beddomii

Taxobox | name = 'Ristella beddomii"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Reptilia
ordo = Squamata
subordo = Sauria
familia = Scincidae
genus = "Ristella"
species = "R. beddomii"
binomial = "Ristella beddomii"
binomial_authority = Boulenger, 1887

"Ristella beddomii" is a species of skink. It is named after Richard Henry Beddome (1830–1911) British army officer and botanist.


Ear-opening larger than the nostril; a single azygos prefrontal, nearly as large as the frontonasal; fourth to sixth upper labials below the eye. Body much shorter than m the other species of the genus, the adpressed limbs meeting or slightly overlapping. Dorsal scales sharply bicarinate. 26 scales round the middle of the body. Reddish brown above, with or without 2 or 3 lighter dorsal streaks; sides with scattered minute whitish dots; usually a black blotch with a few white dots above the axilla; lower surfaces uniform whitish. [Boulenger, George A. 1890 The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. (p. 216)] From snout to vent 1.25 inches.


India (Tenmalai, Travancore, Sharavati River, N Kanara district, Parambikulam)



* Smith,M.A. 1935 Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. in: The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.

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