Dasia johnsinghi

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Dasia johnsinghi

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Scincoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Scincomorpha
Superfamilia: Scincoidea

Familia: Scincidae
Genus: Dasia
Species: Dasia johnsinghi

Name[edit]

  • Dasia johnsinghi Harikrishnan, Vasudevan, De Silva, Deepak, Kar, Naniwadekar, Lalremruata, Prasoona & Aggarwal, 2012
Holotype: ZSIC 25946, adult male, collected on January 25, 2005 by the second author (KV).
Type locality: Servalar, Kani Kudi (latitude N 8.65354°, longitude E 77.31387°; WGS 84 datum) in a riverine forest habitat, Mundanthurai plateau, Tamil Nadu, India.
Etymology: Named after Dr. Asir Jawahar Thomas Johnsingh, who deposited the paratype in the collection of Bombay Natural History Society and has made numerous valuable contributions to natural history studies in India.

Primary references[edit]

  • Harikrishnan, S. et al. 2012: Phylogeography of Dasia Gray, 1830 (Reptilia: Scincidae), with the description of a new species from southern India. Zootaxa 3233: 37–51. Preview Reference page

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Barred tree skink