Species Details


Bronze Grass Skink Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Eutropis macularia
Family : Scincidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Mixed evergreen forest
Description : Bronze skinks can reach a total length of approximately 16 cm (6 inches).
Males have broader bodies than females and possess bright orange coloration on their throat and neck area, whereas females tend to be smaller and slimmer in body shape and lack the vivid coloration of the males.Bronze skinks are primarily brown in color, but they have a striking iridescent sheen to their scales, making them quite beautiful to observe.
These lizards are primarily insectivores, feeding on a variety of small insects such as crickets, flies, and spiders.
Bronze skinks are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, and scrublands. They prefer to live in areas with plenty of vegetation and cover.
These lizards are diurnal and are most active during the day. They are fast and agile and can be seen darting between rocks and other objects.
Bronze skinks are oviparous, meaning they lay eggs. The females will lay clutches of 2-5 eggs at a time, and the eggs will hatch after approximately 6-7 weeks.
The lifespan of bronze skinks in the wild is not well known, but in captivity, they can live up to 10 years with proper care.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh). photo credit: jeremyjalabert(www.inaturalist.org/people/jeremyjalaber), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.