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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Skinks

Family Scincidae1


There are 8 species of skinks in Singapore. They can be separated into three main groups: tree skinks (3), mangrove skink (1), swamp skink (1) and ground skinks (3).

  1. Brown Tree Skink (Dasia grisea)
  2. Olive Tree Skink (Dasia olivacea)
  3. Striped Tree Skink (Lipinia vittigera)
  4. Mangrove Skink (Emoia atrocostata)
  5. Common Sun Skink (Eutropis multifasciata)
  6. Striped Sun Skink (Eutropis rugifera)
  7. Garden Supple Skink (Lygosoma bowringii)
  8. Singapore Swamp Skink (Tytthoscincus temasekensis)2


Common Sun Skink (Eutropis multifasciata) is the most common skink in Singapore. It can be found in gardens and parks, as well as forests. It is also called the Many-lined Sun Skink.


Telok Blangah ©Tan KH. Lower Peirce ©Melvin Dionio

Olive Tree Skink (Dasia olivacea) is uncommon and has greenish underparts.


Malaysia ©Tan KH

Reference


  1. http://www.reptile-database.org/db-info/taxa.html#Sau
  2. https://lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg/app/uploads/2017/04/65rbz574-584.pdf

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