Species Details


Sikkim Ground Skink Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Asymblepharus sikkimensis
Family : Scincidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Bronzy-brown Skink
Habitat : It is found in Rangpur situated in Bangladesh.
Description : It is a small, slender lizard that typically measures between 5 to 6 cm in length. It has a shiny, smooth skin that is grayish-brown or olive in color, and is marked with a series of faint longitudinal lines. Its limbs are small and slender, and it has a long, slender tail.

It is found in montane forests, at elevations between 1,800 to 3,300 meters above sea level. It is primarily arboreal, and is often found in the branches of trees and shrubs.

It is an insectivore, feeding on a variety of small insects and other invertebrates, such as ants and beetles.

It is diurnal, meaning it is active during the day. It is a fast and agile lizard that spends most of its time on trees and shrubs, but can also be found on the ground. It is known to be territorial, and males will often display aggressive behavior towards other males during breeding season.

It is oviparous, meaning it lays eggs. Females typically lay 1-2 eggs at a time, which hatch after an incubation period of several weeks.

it is currently listed as a species of "Least Concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). However, habitat loss and fragmentation, as well as collection for the pet trade, may pose a threat tor its populations
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Durjoy Raha Antu,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka; information source:srelherp.uga.edu; photo credit and copyright:Krishna Khan(wikimedia). more information please contact with us.