A small slender tree skink wandering on a tree trunk close to the ground. Dark orange in color, bright orange on the throat and light cream with black stripes below it's mouth.
About 10 cm snout to tail tip, in dense primary lowland dipterocarp forest.
Sphenomorphus maculatus (spotted forest skink). What a cutie. Cat Tien NP, Vietnam
This skink was observed during the day under leaf litter in a forested area near Mount Kinabalu (Kota Kinabalu) in northwestern Borneo.
Sphenomorphus maculatus (Blyth, 1853)
First country record for Laos.
Found in the 'Man-made Forest' during the day. I was just there for about an hour and these were the most common lizards I saw.
I haven't been able to identify many of the animals I foundin Bohol yet, so any help is much appreciated.
The genus Sphenomorphus Ã¢â‚¬â€œ vernacularly known as the common skinks Ã¢â‚¬â€œ currently serves as a "wastebin taxon" for a large number of skinks. While most or all species presently placed here are probably rather close relatives, the genus as presently delimited is likely to be not monophyletic and is in need of review.