About this object

A small lizard, tail thick at the base, a little longer than the head and body. Brown above and on the side. Each scale has a dark basal spot. In the young the spots are joined into 4 or 6 longitudinal lines down the back. Lower surfaces yellowish-white, uniform, or each scale with a black central dot; tail reddish in the young.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Lygosoma punctatum (Linnaeus, 1766)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Dotted Writhing Skink
  • Collector
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: West Bengal: Kolkata
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by Captain G. Fletcher, 1863
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 21.11.1863.8
Object view = Natural Science
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