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Lizards and crocodiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Many-lined sun skink

Eutropis multifasciata, Heinrich Kuhl, 1820

(In Thai: จิ้งเหลนบ้าน)

The East Indian Brown Mabuya (Eutropis multifasciata), also known as Many-lined Sun Skink, Many-striped Skink, Common Sun Skink or (ambiguously) as "golden skink", is a species of skink.


Snout moderate, obtuse. Lower eyelid scaly. Nostril behind vertical of the suture between rostral and first labial; a postnasal; anterior loreal not deeper than the second, in contact with the first labial; supranasals frequently in contact behind rostral; frontonasal broader than long; prefrontals constantly forming a median suture; frontal as long as or shorter than the frontoparietals and interparietal together, in contact with the second (rarely also with the first) supraocular: 4 supraoculars, second largest; 6 supraciliaries, first largest; fronto-parietals distinct, larger than the interparietal, which entirely separates the parietals; a pair of nuchals, 4 labials anterior to the subocular, which is large and not narrower below. Ear-opening roundish or oval, as large as a lateral scale, or a little smaller, with or without a few very small lobules anteriorly. Dorsal scales more or less distinctly tri-(rarely quinque-) carinate: nuchals and laterals usually very feebly keeled, sometimes smooth; 30 to 34 scales round the middle of the body, subequal or dorsals largest. The hind limb reaches the wrist or the elbow of the adpressed fore limb. Subdigital lamellae smooth. Scales on upper surface of tibia mostly tricarinate. Tail 1.3 to 1.6 times length of head and body. Brown or olive above ; some specimens uniform, or with a large whitish (red) patch on each side; back frequently with small black spots, sometimes confluent into longitudinal lines; sides frequently dark brown, with whitish, black-edged ocelli; a well-defined light dorso-lateral band seldom present; lower surfaces yellowish or greenish white.


Found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, (Hainan, Yunnan), India (Assam), Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Bali), Laos, Malaysia (Peninsular, Pulau Tioman, Johor: Pulau Besar, Pulau Sibu), Myanmar (= Burma), New Guinea, Philippines (Negros, Panay, Palawan: Calamian Islands, Luzon), Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand (incl. Phuket) and Vietnam.

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Scientific classification

Eutropis multifasciata

Common names

  • German: Vielstreifenmabuye
  • English:
    • East Indian brown mabuya
    • Many-lined sun skink
    • Common sun skink
    • Javan sun skink
  • Thai: จิ้งเหลนบ้าน


  • Eutropis multifasciata multifasciata, Heinrich Kuhl, 1820

    Range: From India to South China, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysian Peninsula (West Malaysia), Singapore, Indonesia, New Guinea, Philippine Islands.

  • Eutropis multifasciata tjendikianensis, Robert Mertens, 1956

    Range: Insel Tjendikian, Karimundjawa-Archipel, Indonesien.


  • Eutropis multifasciatus, Thomas Ziegler et al. (2015)
  • Eutropis multifasciatus, Hecht et al. (2013)
  • Eutropis cf. multifasciata, Hinrich Kaiser et al. (2013)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, Jeff Boundy et al. (2012)
  • Eutropis multifasciata, Larry Lee Grismer (2011)
  • Eutropis multifasciata tjendikianensis, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, Vladimir V. Bobrov & Dmitry V. Semenov (2008)
  • Eutropis multifasciata, Perry L. Wood Jr et al. (2004)
  • Eutropis multifasciata, Patrick Mausfeld et al. (2003)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, Rudolf Malkmus et al. (2002)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, Thomas Ziegler (2002)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, Maren Gaulke (1999)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, Walter C. Brown & Angel Chua Alcala (1980)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, Alice Georgie Cruickshank Grandison (1972)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, John Roscoe Hendrickson (1966)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
  • Mabuya multifasciata tjendikianensis, Robert Mertens (1956)
  • Eutropis multifasciata tjendikianensis, Robert Mertens (1956)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1935)
  • Mabuya multifasciata balinensis, Robert Mertens (1930)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, Karel Willem Dammerman (1929)
  • Mabuya multifasciata balinensis, Robert Mertens (1927)
  • Mabuia multifasciata, Nelly de Rooij (1915)
  • Mabuia monticola, Nelson Annandale (1905)
  • Tropidolepisma macrurus, Pieter Bleeker (1860)
  • Plestiodon sikkimensis, John Edward Gray (1853)
  • Euprepes sebae, Johann Ludwig Christian Gravenhorst (1851)
  • Euprepes sebae, André Marie Constant Duméril & Gabriel Bibron (1839)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, Leopold Fitzinger (1826)
  • Scincus multifasciatus, Heinrich Kuhl (1820)
  • Mabuya multifasciata, Heinrich Kuhl (1820)


Eutropis multifasciata
Eutropis multifasciata (juvenile)
Eutropis multifasciata
Eutropis multifasciata (juvenile)
Many-lined sun skink (juvenile)

Range Map

Distribution map of Many-lined sun skink, Eutropis multifasciata in Thailand
Range map of Eutropis multifasciata in Thailand