Chalcides pentadactylus

Chalcides pentadactylus

Chalcides pentadactylus, or Five-Fingered Skink, is a species of skink found in the Western Ghats of India. Females of the species are viviparous, meaning that they give birth to live young.

Type locality: "Kuddle Poondy, a tidal river near Beypore" (= Kadal Undi, Beypur, 11º 11'N; 75º 49'E, in Kerala State, south-western India), Malabar district [type lost fide Smith 1935]


  • Beddome, R.H. 1870 Descriptions of some new lizards from the Madras Presidency. Madras Monthly J. Med. Sci. 1: 30-35

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