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Lipinia nitens

DD
Data Deficient
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2018
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SSN 21282
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Lipinia nitens is a rare, diurnal and terrestrial Bornean skink found in Sarawak. It is measured around 33.6 mm SVL. It does not have external ear opening, but replaced by a scaly dimple. The dorsal surface is metallic green with black and green spots at the sides of the body. Meanwhile, the vertebral stripe is pale yellow with jagged edged black lines on each side from supraorbital to tail. This species like to eat ants as its food (Das, 2010).

Habits

  Part Habit
 
Diurnal   —   Most active during the daytime.
 
Terrestrial   —   An animal that lives on/near the ground or a plant that grows on/in/from land

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2018 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Data Deficient (DD)
3.1

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References

Book
  1. Das, I. (2010). A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers (UK), England. pp. 369.
Chapter in book
  1. Das, I. & Norsham, S.Y. (2007). Status of Knowledge of The Malaysia Herpetofauna. In Chua, L.S.L., Kirton, L.G. & Saw, L.G. (Eds.), Status of Biological Diversity in Malaysia and Threat Assessment of Plant Species in Malaysia: Proceedings of the Seminar and Workshop, 28-30 June 2005. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM). pp. 31-81.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Noor Amira Aini Binti Noor Anwar, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Mrs. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas & Mr. Tan Kok Kiat

Species Citation :- Lipinia nitens. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/21282. [Retrieved 18 April 2024].

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