Native Animals
 

Lipinia vittigera

Common Striped Skink
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2018
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SSN 21284
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

The Common Striped Skink (Lipinia vittigera) is an attractive, diurnal and arboreal skink. It is measured around 43 mm SVL. It has a slender and elongated body with a bright orange tail. The dorsal part is brownish-black with bright yellow vertebral stripe. Meanwhile, the front part is greenish-white. Compared to other species of the same genus, it has external ear opening (Das, 2010). It is distributed in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It inhabits lowland and hill dipterocarp forest, up to at least 1,500 m a.s.l. (Chan-ard et al., 2015). Small insects are the diet of this skink. It lays clutches comprising 2-4 eggs. The species epithet is derived from the Latin word, “vitta” for a head band used by Roman priests during rituals and “gero” (to wear), this is referring to the banded dorsal pattern of this species. Due to the feminine gender of the genus, the species epithet has to be adapted to “vittigera” (Reptile Database, 2020).

Habits

  Part Habit
 
Arboreal   —   Spend the majority of their lives in trees.
 
Diurnal   —   Most active during the daytime.

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Unknown
2
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane 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
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 2
  • Pahang 3
  • Perak 2
  • Terengganu 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
1

Biodiversity Experts

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Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Amphibians
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  • Reptiles
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
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  • Marine & Coastal
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  • PM
Chen Pelf Nyok (Dr.)
Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS)
  • Turtle, Tortoise, and Terrapin (Ecology)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Environment
  • PM
Kaviarasu Munian (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • PM
Lim Boo Liat (Dr.)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Rodents (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
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Mohammad Shahfiz Azman (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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  • Awareness
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  • PM
  • SBH
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Mohd Abdul Muin Bin Md Akil (Mr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Amphibians
  • Birds
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  • Snakes
  • Biodiversity
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  • Evolution
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Mohd Uzair Rusli (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
  • Turtle, Tortoise, and Terrapin
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Teo Eng Wah (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
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PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Chan, K.O., Mohd Abdul Muin, M.A., Shahrul Anuar, M.S., Andam, J., Razak, N. & Aziz, M.A. (2019). First checklist on the amphibians and reptiles of Mount Korbu, the second highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia. Checklist 15 (6), 1055-1069. https://doi.org/10.15560/15.6.1055 — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  2. Chan, K.O., Van Rooijen, J., Lee Grismer, L., Daicus, B., Jamaludin, H., Gregory, R., Norhayati, A. & Mohd Abdul Muin, M.A. (2010). First report on the herpetofauna of Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia. Russian Journal of Herpetology 17 (2), 139-146 — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  3. Denzer, W. & Mantley, U. (1991). A Nominal Checklist of the Lizards inhabiting Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 39 (2), 309-322. https://lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg/app/uploads/2017/06/39rbz309-322.pdf
  4. Lee Grismer, L., Youmans, T.M., Wood Jr., P.L. & Grismer, J.L. (2006). Checklist Of The Herpetofauna Of The Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia With Comments On Biogeography, Natural History, and Adaptive Types. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 54 (1), 157-180
  5. Lim, K.K.P. & Lim, L.J. (1999). The Terrestrial Herpetofauna of Pulau Tioman, Peninsular Malaysia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplements (6), 131-155
  6. Norhayati, A., Farah, A.D., Chan, K.O., Mohd Abdul Muin, M.A. & Daicus, B. (2011). An Update Of Herpetofaunal Records From Bukit Fraser, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian Applied Biology Journal 40 (2), 9-17
  7. Nurulhuda, Z., Senawi, J., Musa, F.H., Daicus, B., Chan, K.O., Nor, S.M. & Norhayati, A. (2014). Species composition of Amphibians and Reptiles in Krau Wildlife Reserve, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Check List: Journal of Species Lists and Distribution 10 (2), 335-343 — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  8. Sumarli, A.X., Lee Grismer, L., Mohd Abdul Muin, M.A., Quah, E.S.H. & Shahrul Anuar, M.S. (2015). First Report on the Amphibians and Reptiles of a Remote Mountain, Gunung Tebu in Northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. Check List: The Journal of Biodiversity Data 11 (4), 1679
Book
  1. Chan-Ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. (2015). A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, Oxford. pp. 352.
  2. Cox, M.J., Van Dijk, P.P., Nabhitabhata, J. & Kumthorn, T. (2010). A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore & Thailand. New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd. pp. 144.
  3. Das, I. (2010). A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers (UK), England. pp. 369.
  4. Lee Grismer, L. (2005). Amphibians and Reptiles of the Tioman Archipelago, Malaysia. Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 215.
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 :- Mr. Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Fatin Farisha Binti Mohd Jamil, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Ms. Noor Amira Aini Binti Noor Anwar, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Species Citation :- Lipinia vittigera. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/21284. [Retrieved 16 April 2024].

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