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Eutropis dattaroyi
Discoveries Dr. Aniruddha Datta Roy 16_2
Dr. Aniruddha Datta Roy

16. Eutropis dattaroyi

Amarasinghe, Chandramouli, Deuti, Campbell, Henkanaththegedara & Karunarathna, 2020
Publication :
Amarasinghe AAT, SR Chandramouli, K Deuti, PD Campbell, SM Henkanaththegedara & S Karunarathna (2020). A revision of Eutropis rudis (Boulenger, 1887), resurrection of E. lewisi (Bartlett, 1895) and description of a new species (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Great Nicobar. Taprobanica 9 (1): 12–22.
Amarasinghe AAT, SR Chandramouli, K Deuti, PD Campbell, SM Henkanaththegedara & S Karunarathna (2020). A revision of Eutropis rudis (Boulenger, 1887), resurrection of E. lewisi (Bartlett, 1895) and description of a new species (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Great Nicobar. Taprobanica 9 (1): 12–22.
Remarks :
We described Eutropis dattaroyi from Great Nicobar Island, India. This species is restricted to the island.

Etymology:
The specific epithet is an eponym latinised as a noun in the genitive singular, honouring Dr. Aniruddha Datta-Roy for his remarkable contributions to the field of herpetology, especially on skinks (Reptilia: Scincidae) of the Indian subcontinent. Aniruddha Datta-Roy is an Indian herpetologist, and the sectional editor for skinks of the journal Zootaxa.

English name: Datta Roy’s Sun Skink
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