Barkudia insularis Annandale, 1917

Legless skink, Madras spotted skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1917 or before

Rediscovered in 2003?

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Orissa, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Annandale, N. 1917 Rec.Ind. Mus. 13: 20


Other references:

Biswas, S. or Acharjyo, L. N. (1979). A Note on the Distribution of Barkudia insularis, a Rare Limbless Lizard from Orissa. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 76: 524-525.

Das, Indraneil and Dattagupta, Basudeb. (1997). Rediscovery of the holotypes of Ophisops jerdoni Blyth, 1853 and Barkudia insularis Annandale, 1917. Hamadryad 22(1): 53-55.

Das, Indraneil. (2010). Barkudia insularis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( Downloaded on 25 May 2014.

Murthy, T. S. N. (1988). An identification key to the amphibians and reptiles of the Chilka Lake, India. Herpetol. Jour. 1: 235-237.


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