Species Details

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Himalayan Litter Skink Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Sphenomorphus indicus
Family : Scincidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forest floor
Description : Himalayan Litter Skinks are small, typically growing up to 10 cm (4 inches) in length. They have smooth, shiny scales that are usually brown or gray in color, with a distinct pattern of light-colored stripes or spots on their back.

These skinks are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, and rocky areas. They are often found in areas with loose soil or leaf litter, where they can burrow and hide.

Himalayan Litter Skinks are primarily nocturnal and are active at night. They are shy and tend to hide under rocks, logs, or other debris during the day. They are good climbers and can be found in trees and other vegetation.

These skinks are omnivorous, meaning they eat both plant and animal matter. Their diet includes insects, spiders, snails, and other small invertebrates, as well as fruit and other plant material.

Himalayan Litter Skinks are oviparous, meaning they lay eggs. Females typically lay clutches of 2-5 eggs in a protected location, such as under rocks or in leaf litter. The eggs hatch after about 6-8 weeks, and the hatchlings are fully independent and able to fend for themselves.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Durjoy Raha Antu,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka; information source:indiabiodiversity.org; photo credit:Thomas Brown(www.inaturalist.org/people/Thomas Brown), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.