Help! Mis-labeled Sub Specie Multiple times and no one can agree! What is my little one? Classic Indo, Halm, or Merauke?

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Help! Mis-labeled Sub Specie Multiple times and no one can agree! What is my little one? Classic Indo, Halm, or Merauke?

Postby Cotyak » Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:23 pm

I picked up my little one from a bad home situation about a month ago now. Im shocked he was in as good of condition as he was considering that he (and I only say "he" because I was told it was male, but Im unsure and it's easier to just give it a pronoun in conversation) was being kept on bone dry substrate. Anyway, Ive posted him many times in a few groups online and no one can seem to agree on what sub specie he is.

I went through the detailed list of characteristics in the files on here and he seems to not perfectly match any of them in my opinion, although Im obviously no expert. To me he appears to have a combination. Any insight would be great!

He's a bit huffy, but eats like a champ and is a cute sausage. :)
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Re: Help! Mis-labeled Sub Specie Multiple times and no one can agree! What is my little one? Classic Indo, Halm, or Mera

Postby splashy07 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:32 am

Looks Halmahera to me. I'll let the Indo keepers confirm.
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Re: Help! Mis-labeled Sub Specie Multiple times and no one can agree! What is my little one? Classic Indo, Halm, or Mera

Postby TheNerdsCurse » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:47 pm

I will say that your beautiful skink looks just like mine and the only vet around here (Alaska) that sees reptiles said Magnus (my bts) was a Merauke, I will admit that in Alaska you don't see very many of them so it might just be a "best case" guess.

Best of luck figuring it out though!
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Re: Help! Mis-labeled Sub Specie Multiple times and no one can agree! What is my little one? Classic Indo, Halm, or Mera

Postby Cotyak » Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:37 pm

It's definitely tough figuring these guys out! :)

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