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Tropidophorus berdmorei

Tropidophorus berdmorei, commonly known as Berdmore's water skink,[2][3] is a species of skink endemic to Asia.

Geographic range[edit]

T. berdmorei is found in China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.[4][5][1]


The specific name, berdmorei, is in honor of Thomas Matthew Berdmore, the collector.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Tropidophorus berdmorei". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tropidophorus berdmorei". uBIO. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tropidophorus berdmorei". Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tropidophorus berdmorei". National Parks of Thailand. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Doi Inthanon National Park". National Parks of Thailand, Thailand. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Tropidophorus berdmorei, p. 23).

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume III. Lacertidæ, Gerrhosauridæ, Scincidæ, ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 575 pp. + Plates I- XL. (Tropidophorus berdmorii [sic] and T. yunnanensis, p. 362).
  • Blyth E. 1853. Notices and Descriptions of various Reptiles, new or little-known. J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal 22: 639-655. (Aspris berdmorei, new species, p. 651).
  • Honda M, Ota H, Murphy RW, Hikida T. 2006. Phylogeny and biogeography of water skinks of the genus Tropidophorus (Reptilia: Scincidae), a molecular approach. Zoologica Scripta 35 (1): 85-95.
  • Smith MA. 1935. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. II.—Sauria. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 440 pp. + Plate I + 2 maps. (Tropidophorus berdmorei, p. 325).
  • Taylor EH. 1963. The Lizards of Thailand. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44 (14): 687-1077. (Tropidophorus berdmorei, pp. 986-989, Figure 77).


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