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Species of Thailand

Black-spotted leaf-litter skink

Scincella melanosticta, George Albert Boulenger, 1887

Also known as Black Ground Skink, Black-spotted Smooth Skink, Scincella melanosticta is a species of skink in the genus of Scincella. It is found in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia possibly also in Laos.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Lacertilia
Family
Scincidae
Genus
Scincella
Species
Scincella melanosticta

Common names

  • German: Schwarzfleckenglattskink
  • English:
    • Black ground skink
    • Black-spotted smooth skink
    • Black-spotted leaf-litter skink

Subspecies

  • Scincella melanosticta kohtaoensis, Doris Mable Cochran, 1927

  • Scincella melanosticta melanosticta, George Albert Boulenger, 1887

Synonyms

  • Scincella melanosticta, Charles W. Linkem, Arvin Cantor Diesmos & Rafe M. Brown (2011)
  • Scincella kohtaoensis, Glenn Michael Shea & Allen Eddy Greer (2002)
  • Scincella melanosticta, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Scincella melanosticta kohtaoensis, Paul E. Ouboter (1986)
  • Scincella kohtaoensis, Allen Eddy Greer (1974)
  • Scincella siamensis, Allen Eddy Greer (1974)
  • Scincella melanosticta, Allen Eddy Greer (1974)
  • Leiolopisma kohtaoensis, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
  • Leiolopisma siamensis, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
  • Leiolopisma melanostictum, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
  • Leiolopisma siamensis, Edward Harrison Taylor & Robert E. Elbel (1958)
  • Lygosoma reevesi melanosticum, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1935)
  • Leiolopisma kohtaoensis, Doris Mable Cochran (1927)
  • Scincella melanosticta kohtaoensis, Doris Mable Cochran (1927)
  • Lygosoma melanosticum (sic), Malcolm Arthur Smith (1916)
  • Lygosoma melanostictum, George Albert Boulenger (1887)

Photos

Scincella melanosticta

Range Map

Distribution map of Black-spotted leaf-litter skink, Scincella melanosticta in Thailand
Range map of Scincella melanosticta in Thailand