Asian skink ID?

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Asian skink ID?

Postby Floof » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:00 pm

If any of you wonderful skink gurus could help ID this guy, I would be super grateful! All I know for sure is that the previous owner says his friend brought it back from Malaysia. He was calling it a gold skink, but I realized upon getting it home that it doesn't look like the few "Gold Skinks" I've seen.

Thank you in advance for any help!!
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Re: Asian skink ID?

Postby Dakota » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:06 pm

Looks to be a female East Indian Brown Mabuya - Eutropis multifasciata
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Re: Asian skink ID?

Postby Floof » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:24 pm

So a "gold skink" after all! I still have a lot to learn.. I had no idea these guys exhibited sexual dimorphism. Thank you! :)
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Re: Asian skink ID?

Postby bluetonguerocks » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:40 am

just curious is it normal for them to be that skinny? anyway, a great looking skink indeed 8)
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Re: Asian skink ID?

Postby Floof » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:10 am

I would not be surprised if she's underweight. To put it nicely, her previous owner isn't exactly a very smart keeper. He had her housed with 3 alligator lizards and a fence lizard, so there was more than enough competition to keep her from getting her fill. Wouldn't be surprised if there are also parasites at play. :(
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Re: Asian skink ID?

Postby bluetonguerocks » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:41 am

oh poor baby! glad that she is in good hands now :D

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