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Korat supple skink

Thai: จิ้งเหลนเรียวโคราช

Binomial name: Lygosoma koratense, Malcolm Arthur Smith, 1917

The Korat supple skink or Koraten writhing skink (Lygosoma koratense) is a species of skink in the Scincidae family. It is endemic to Thailand.

It can live in many different environments, including montane evergreen rainforests and low limestone hills, and also intensively cultivated and degraded areas.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Lacertilia
Family
Scincidae
Genus
Lygosoma
Species
Lygosoma koratense

Common names

  • German: Korat-Laubskink
  • English: Koraten writhing skink
  • Thai: จิ้งเหลนเรียวโคราช

Synonyms

  • Lygosoma koratense, Peter Geissler et al. (2012)
  • Riopa koratense, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Lygosoma khoratense (Riopa khoratense), Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Riopa koratense, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
  • Riopa koratense, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1935)
  • Lygosoma koratense, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1917)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Korat supple skink, Lygosoma koratense in Thailand
  • Saraburi Province

Range map of Lygosoma koratense in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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