The skinks are a very species-rich and successful group of lizards. Their scales lie very tight to the body, giving them a smooth appearance. In addition many species gleam like freshly polished porcelain. The first two species of skinks to be discussed here are specialized tree-dwellers. They were both formerly assigned to the genus Dasia , but nowadays the first of them, the Emerald Tree Skink, is assigned to the genus Lamprolepis and hence has the scientific name L.

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Dasia olivacea Gray Dasia olivacea Grismer Dasia olivacea Hendrickson Dasia olivacea Malkmus et al. Dasia olivacea Smith Dasia olivacea Taylor Eurepes olivaceus Stoliczka Lygosoma olivaceum Boulenger, Lygosoma olivaceum Dammerman Mabuia saravacensis Bartlett, Tiliqua olivacea Stoliczka, Tiliqua sulcata Peters Fischer, Common Names English.

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Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Title : An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards Reptilia: Sauria based on a review of distribution r Over the past two decades many checklists of reptiles of India and adjacent countries have been pub A comparative study of Dasia halianus in India and Sri Lanka is discussed.

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The Olive Tree Skink inhabits coastal and lowland forest, but is most easily seen on the trunks of beachfront coconut palms. This species rarely descends to the ground, and its large clutch of up to 14 eggs are laid in the canopy - either amongst epiphytes or under tree bark. The dorsal surface is pale to medium brown, with a series of narrow, broken bands of black and white scales which are better developed at the shoulders and neck. The underside is a distinctive pale green. The snout is pointed, the eyes medium in size, and the scales are weakly keeled.


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Go to: main text of page main navigation local menu. One of these alternatives must be true: either a peculiar skink, unknown except by the type of microcephalus, occurs in Mexico, or else some shift of specimens occurred in the Philadelphia Academy collections ANSP between and We favor the latter alternative. The gender of Dasia is feminine. Taxonomy, Life History, and conservation of giant reptiles in west Kalimantan. The crocodiles and lizards of Borneo in the Sarawak Museum, with descriptions of supposed new species, and the variation of colours in the several species during life.

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