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Skinks of India

Field / Identification Guide Flora / Fauna Identification Key
By: Kaushik Deuti(Author), Sujoy Raha(Author), Probath Bag(Author), Sudipta Debnath(Author), Achyuthan N Srikanthan(Author), Kailash Chandra(Author)
383 pages, plates with colour photos; colour & b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps
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  • Skinks of India ISBN: 9788181715517 Paperback Jan 2020 In stock
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Language: English

This book is the first comprehensive guide to the skinks of India. Comprising of approximately 60 currently recognised species in  some 16 genera, India has a large diversity of skinks living in a multitude of landscapes. This book includes a detailed description of all the currently valid species, described from the collections of the Zoological survey of India and other museums such as the Bombay Natural History Society. Skinks of India also contains colour images for every species, descriptive illustrations for identifying genus level characters, and distribution maps made from previous recorded literature.

Contents

Preface

1. Introduction
2. Importance of skinks
3. A review of scincid taxonomy and biology of India
4. Landscapes and habitats of India (with maps)
5. Biogeography of Indian skinks
6. Phylogenetic relationships (by Dr. Aniruddha Datta-Roy)
7. Methodology followed
8. Key to the genera of Indian skinks
9. Species accounts
10. Genus: Ablepharus
11. Genus: Asymblepharus
12. Genus: Barkudia
13. Genus: Dasia
14. Genus: Eurylepis
15. Genus: Eutropis
16. Genus: Kaestlea
17. Genus: Lipinia
18. Genus: Ophiomorus
19. Genus: Riopa
20. Genus: Subdoluseps
21. Genus: Ristella
22. Genus: Scincella
23. Genus: Sepsophis
24. Genus: Sphenomorphus
25. Genus: Tropidophorus
26. The Chalcides conundrum

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Discussion
References
Glossary

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Field / Identification Guide Flora / Fauna Identification Key
By: Kaushik Deuti(Author), Sujoy Raha(Author), Probath Bag(Author), Sudipta Debnath(Author), Achyuthan N Srikanthan(Author), Kailash Chandra(Author)
383 pages, plates with colour photos; colour & b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps
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