Records of Gunther's gracile skink, Riopa guentheri (Peters, 1879) (Reptilia: Scincidae: Lygosominae) from Central India


  • Central Zone Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Jabalpur − 482002, Madhya Pradesh
  • P.G. Department of Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation, Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo University (formerly North Orissa University), Baripada − 757003, Odisha
  • Reptile Conservation and Research Center, Nanakheda, Ujjain – 456010, Madhya Pradesh
  • Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal
  • Central Zone Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Jabalpur − 482002, Madhya Pradesh
  • Central Zone Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Jabalpur − 482002, Madhya Pradesh



Amravati, Chhattisgarh, Hemipenial Morphology, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Range Extension


Gunther's gracile skink, Riopa guentheri (Peters, 1879) is reported for the first time from Madhya Pradesh and eastern parts of Maharashtra. The records are supported with eight voucher samples collected from four locations in Madhya Pradesh and Amravati district, Maharashtra. Previous distribution locality of this species from Jharkhand is corrected to Bishrampur of Chhattisgarh. Morphological description of this little known species is provided along with detailed account on hemipenis. Furthermore, notes on its natural history and habitat information are discussed based on the recent observations.


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Kumar Bhilala, A., Ashaharraza, K., Ingle, M., Das, A. K., Sambath, S., & Mohapatra, P. P. (2021). Records of Gunther’s gracile skink, <i>Riopa guentheri</i> (Peters, 1879) (Reptilia: Scincidae: Lygosominae) from Central India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 121(1), 47–53.





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