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Species of Thailand

Bowring's supple skink

Subdoluseps bowringii, Albert Charles Lewis Günther, 1864

(In Thai: จิ้งเหลนเรียวท้องเหลือง)

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

Subdoluseps bowringii

Common names

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


  • 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)
  • Riopa bowringi, Olivier S.G. Pauwels et al. (2000)
  • Lygosoma bowringii, Harold Cogger (2000)
  • Riopa bowringii, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Lygosoma bowringii (Riopa bowringii), Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)


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Range Map

Distribution map of Bowring's supple skink, Subdoluseps bowringii in Thailand
  • Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi
  • Bang Lamung District, Chonburi
  • Cha-Am District, Phetchaburi
  • Hat Wanakon National Park
  • Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park
  • Klaeng District, Rayong
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Lamphun District, Lamphun
  • Mueang Mae Hong Son District, Mae Hong Son
  • Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi
  • Mueang Udon Thani District, Udon Thani
  • Pak Thong Chai District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • San Sai District, Chiang Mai
  • Sung Noen District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao
  • Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
  • Thap Sakae District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Wang Nam Khiao District, Nakhon Ratchasima
Range map of Subdoluseps bowringii in Thailand