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ID required: Lizard

Unread postby Naufil » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:29 pm

I know its a fish site and not exactly the right place to ID a lizard, but here it is.

I have been looking forward to keeping them, the little jewels they are, I hope they make good pets.
So, What exactly are these skinks called? I must have searched each and every possible name there could be for this little lizard, such as red tailed skink, indian dwarf skink, Common indian skink etc. etc. but to no avail.
If you have kept some before please share your experience with me and do provide the scientific name if you can.
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Unread postby juanico » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:57 pm

hi

in my book "snakes and reptiles of india" there are two skinks which look similar to yours:
1. lygosoma punctata
2. lipinia macrotympana

maybe this helps

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Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:29 pm

juanico wrote:there are two skinks which look similar to yours


They are skinks and easily available in India. You unable to got, let me know. I have seen many times in my school ground.
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Unread postby maaz » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:27 pm

these are very shy some time i try to catch them but every time they manage to escape....
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Re: ID required: Lizard

Unread postby Naufil » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:02 pm

juanico wrote:hi

in my book "snakes and reptiles of india" there are two skinks which look similar to yours:
1. lygosoma punctata
2. lipinia macrotympana

maybe this helps


I looked up the internet and this must be lygosoma punctata as far as I can figure.
Thank you, your information helped considerably. If there is anything else your book reveals about these beauties, please share it here with me.

SCORPIO wrote:They are skinks and easily available in India. You unable to got, let me know. I have seen many times in my school ground.

Have you ever managed to catch one?

maaz wrote:these are very shy some time i try to catch them but every time they manage to escape....

Try the method the dudes did in this vid :roll: :
http://youtu.be/V8eBeggG-SY
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Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:53 pm

Naufil wrote:Sir, Have you ever managed to catch one?


Ever I am not interested in skinks.
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Unread postby juanico » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:01 pm

Naufil wrote:Try the method the dudes did in this vid :roll: :
http://youtu.be/V8eBeggG-SY


hahahaha...especially at minute 3:47...

try to catch them in the very morning, they should be less active than later in a day.
as skinks live at the ground, in rock cracks, etc. you could check under rocks, dead wood and stuff and look for sleeping/hiding skinks there

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Unread postby sushant » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:33 pm

juanico wrote:hahahaha...especially at minute 3:47...

:roll :roll :roll
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Unread postby Romi » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:39 pm

i have grown up watching them in the lush green backyards Army houses often have. To me they looked almost snake-like in their ability to curve their bodies, graceful, lithe. Unlike the common house lizard tha stays rather blunt and stiff. But i suspect they do not make easy pets, being easily spooked.

I have always admired skinks. Over time, i have learnt, especially in David Attenbourough's programs, that skinks are among the most versatile reptile species known. There is even one species where males are unknown, like the Amazon Molly. .. Females have got rid of them entirely and manage happily without them, :mrgreen:

if u want to keep them, Mr Knight, learn to breed crickets and mealworms. I can help u with even more such foods. So that difficulty shouldn't hold u back.

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Unread postby sushant » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:53 am

see to see them at my ancestral house. i guess its called "Lotani" in local language (in Bihar) and as a child we were told that by touching its tail with little finger can fetch us some money :roll :roll :roll
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