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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Alfred's blind skink

Thai: จิ้งเหลนด้วงสีม่วง

Binomial name: Dibamus alfredi, Edward Harrison Taylor, 1962

The Alfred's blind skink (Dibamus alfredi) is a blind species of lizard in the genus Dibamus. It can be found in Southeast Asia.

Related species

Another species of Dibamus once had been referred to as the Alfred's blind skink, but is now a separate species.


The Alfred's blind skink is found in Thailand, Malaysia, and Nias. It can be found in primary forests, scrub, secondary forests, and plantations, at altitudes up to 1000 meters.


Also known as the Alfred's flat lizard, it is named after Eric Alfred, who was the director of the Raffles Museum in Singapore.

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Scientific classification

Dibamus alfredi

Common names

  • German: Alfreds Schlangenschleiche
  • English:
    • Alfred's blind skink
    • Alfred's dibamid lizard
    • Alfred’s snake skink
  • Thai: จิ้งเหลนด้วงสีม่วง


  • Dibamus alfredi, Indraneil Das & Kelvin Kok Peng Lim (2009)
  • Dibamus alfredi, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Dibamus alfredi, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
  • Dibamus alfredi, Edward Harrison Taylor (1962)

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Distribution map of Alfred's blind skink, Dibamus alfredi in Thailand
  • Khok Pho District, Pattani

Range map of Dibamus alfredi in Thailand

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