Species of Thailand

Harold Young's supple skink

Lygosoma haroldyoungi, Edward Harrison Taylor, 1962

(In Thai: จิ้งเหลนเรียวลาย)

The banded supple skink or Harold's writhing skink or Harold Young's supple skink (Lygosoma haroldyoungi ) is a species of skink in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to Southeast Asia.

Etymology

The specific name, haroldyoungi, is in honor of American missionary Harold Young, who worked in Burma (now Myanmar) and Thailand.

Geographic range

L. haroldyoungi is distributed in northern, central, and eastern Thailand and neighbouring Laos (Moravec and Böhme 2008). In Thailand it has been found in the provinces of Chachoengsao, Chaiyaphum, Chanthaburi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Nong Khai, Phetchabun, Phitsanulok, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Loei. In Laos it occurs in Vientiane Province, and it is also found in Myanmar.

Habitat

L. haroldyoungi is found in tropical deciduous forest and cultivated areas.

Conservation status

L. haroldyoungi is threatened by habitat loss but this is not a significant threat as it survives in agricultural areas.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • German: Harold Youngs Laubskink
  • English:
    • Harold Young's supple skink
    • Harold's writhing skink
    • Banded supple skink
  • Thai: จิ้งเหลนเรียวลาย

Synonyms

  • Lygosoma haroldyoungi, Peter Geissler et al. (2012)
  • Lygosoma haroldyoungi, Jarujin Nabhitabhata (2004)
  • Riopa haroldyoungi, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Riopa haroldyoungi, Edward Harrison Taylor (1962)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Lygosoma haroldyoungi

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Lygosoma haroldyoungi
Lygosoma haroldyoungi distribution

Range Map

Distribution map of Harold Young's supple skink, Lygosoma haroldyoungi in Thailand
  • Chaiyaphum Province
  • Chiang Mai Province
  • Loei Province
  • Mueang Bueng Kan District, Bueng Kan
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Noen Maprang District, Phitsanulok
  • Phu Kradueng District, Loei
  • Sakon Nakhon Province
  • Wang Saphung District, Loei
Range map of Lygosoma haroldyoungi in Thailand