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Bowring’s Supple Skink Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Subdoluseps bowringii
Family : Scincidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Open areas, near human settlements
Description : Bowring's Supple Skink is a small to medium-sized species, with a total length of up to 20 centimeters (8 inches).

This skink has a dark brown or olive-green coloration on its back, with a lighter underside. Some individuals may have stripes or spots on their back.

Bowring's Supple Skink has a slender, elongated body with a long, tapering tail. Its limbs are relatively short and are positioned near the body, allowing it to move quickly and easily through narrow crevices.

As its name suggests, this skink has a supple, smooth skin texture that allows it to move easily through tight spaces.

Bowring's Supple Skink feeds primarily on insects, including ants, termites, and beetles.

This skink is primarily diurnal, meaning it is active during the day. It is also a secretive species, preferring to live in crevices, under rocks, or in other hidden locations.

Bowring's Supple Skink is oviparous, meaning it lays eggs. Females lay a clutch of 2-5 eggs, which hatch after an incubation period of around 2 months.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A., Ahmed, Z.U., Begum, Z.N.T., Hassan, M.A. and Khondker, M. (eds.). 2009. Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 25. Amphibians and Reptiles. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka 204 pp; photo credit:Paolo Mazzei (www.inaturalist.org/people/Paolo Mazzei), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.