Family : SCINCIDAE
Species : Lipinia vittigera
Size (snout to vent) : 4.2 cm
Size (total length) : 10 cm
This attractive little
skink inhabits tree trunks in lowland primary and secondary forest up to
1600 metres elevation. It is rarely seen on account of its extreme shyness :
it will quickly hide itself in a tree crevice under the slightest
The Yellow Striped Tree
Skink is easily identified by its slender shape, bright orange
tail and black and yellow striped body. Its diet probably comprises small
The species ranges from
Burma, Thailand and Vietnam to Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Borneo.
Fig 1 : Specimen from Gunung Pulai, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia.
Fig 2 : Specimen from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve,
References : H1, H2, H3