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Species of Thailand

Bowring's supple skink

Thai: จิ้งเหลนเรียวท้องเหลือง

Binomial name: Lygosoma bowringii, Albert Charles Lewis Günther, 1864

Lygosoma bowringii, commonly known as the Christmas Island grass-skink or Bowring's supple skink, is a species of scincid lizard endemic to Southeast Asia.

Geographic range

  • West Malaysia, Pulau Tioman, Johor: Pulau Besar, Pulau Sibu; India (Andaman Islands),
  • Philippines (Sulu Archipelago),
  • Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra ?, Java, Sulawesi),
  • China (Hong Kong ), Singapore, India,
  • Indochina west to Myanmar (= Burma), Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,
  • Australia (Cook Islands)

Type locality: Hong Kong.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Subphylum
Vertebrata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Lacertilia
Family
Scincidae
Genus
Lygosoma
Species
Lygosoma bowringii

Common names

  • German: Bowrings Laubskink
  • English:
    • Christmas Island grass-skink
    • Bowring’s supple skink
  • Thai: จิ้งเหลนเรียวท้องเหลือง

Synonyms

  • Lygosoma bowringii, Peter Geissler et al. (2012)
  • Riopa bowringii, Vladimir V. Bobrov & Dmitry V. Semenov (2008)
  • Lygosoma bowringii, Wolfgang Grossmann & Frank Tillack (2004)
  • Riopa bowringi, Olivier S.G. Pauwels et al. (2003)
  • Riopa bowringii, Rudolf Malkmus et al. (2002)
  • Riopa bowringi, Hien et al. (2001)
  • Lygosoma bowringii, Harold Cogger (2000)
  • Riopa bowringi, Olivier S.G. Pauwels et al. (2000)
  • Riopa bowringii, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Lygosoma bowringii (Riopa bowringii), Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Riopa bowringii, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Lygosoma bowringii, Harold Cogger (1994)
  • Mochlus bowringi, T. Ebenhard & P. Sjögren (1984)
  • Riopa bowringi, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
  • Riopa bowringi, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1935)
  • Riopa bowringi, Emmett Reid Dunn (1927)
  • Lygosoma whiteheadi, François Mocquard (1890)
  • Lygosoma bowringii, George Albert Boulenger (1887)
  • Lygosoma comotti, George Albert Boulenger (1887)
  • Euprepes (Riopa) punctatolineatus, Wilhelm Karl Hartwich Peters (in error) (1871)
  • Euprepes (Riopa) punctatostriatus, Wilhelm Karl Hartwich Peters (1871)
  • Eumeces bowringii, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
Lygosoma bowringii

Lygosoma bowringii

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Lygosoma bowringii

Lygosoma bowringii

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Lygosoma bowringii

Lygosoma bowringii

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Lygosoma bowringii

Lygosoma bowringii

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Distribution map of Bowring's supple skink, Lygosoma bowringii in Thailand
  • Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi
  • Bang Lamung District, Chonburi
  • Cha-Am District, Phetchaburi
  • Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Klaeng District, Rayong
  • Mu Ko Samet National Park
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Mae Hong Son District, Mae Hong Son
  • Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi
  • Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
  • Thap Sakae District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Wang Nam Khiao District, Nakhon Ratchasima

Range map of Lygosoma bowringii 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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