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Scincella reevesii

Reeve’s Ground Skink Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Scincella reevesii
Family : Scincidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forests, Garden
Description : Reeve's Ground Skinks have a long, slender body that can grow up to 20 cm (8 inches) in length. They have smooth, shiny scales that are typically brown or black in color, with a distinctive pattern of five yellow or white stripes running down their back.

These skinks are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, fields, and urban areas. They are often found in areas with loose soil, such as sandy or rocky areas, where they can burrow and hide.

Reeve's Ground Skinks are diurnal and are active during the day. They are fast-moving and can often be seen basking in the sun on rocks or other exposed surfaces. They are also good climbers and can be found in trees and other vegetation.

These skinks are primarily insectivorous, meaning they eat insects and other small invertebrates. Their diet may also include small vertebrates, such as other lizards or small mammals.

Reeve's Ground Skinks are oviparous, meaning they lay eggs. Females typically lay clutches of 4-12 eggs in a protected location, such as under rocks or in burrows. The eggs hatch after about 4-6 weeks, and the hatchlings are fully independent and able to fend for themselves.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:K Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 25. Amphibians and Reptiles. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, photo credit and copyright:Yu Ching (www.inaturalist.org/people/Yu Ching), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.