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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Scincomorpha
Superfamilia: Scincoidea

Familia: Scincidae
Genus: Barkudia
Species: B. insularis - B. melanosticta


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Barkudia is a little-known genus of skinks endemic to India. These lizards are thought to be semi fossorial, and living in coastal areas of the east coast of India. Almost nothing is known about the natural history of this genus, except for classical taxonomic texts.[1][2]

There are two species:[2]

Barkudia insularis Annandale, 1917 — Madras spotted skink, distributed in the Circar Coast (type species)
Barkudia melanosticta (Schneider, 1801) — Visakhapatnam limbless skink, Russell's legless skink, distributed in parts of Coromandel Coast

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