Friday, April 8, 2011

Skink: Eutropis multifasciata (East Indian Brown Mabuya)

East Indian Brown Mabuya_Eutropis multifasciata_kadal kebun
The East Indian Brown Mabuya (Eutropis multifasciata), also known as Many-lined Sun Skink, Many-striped Skink, Common Sun Skink or (ambiguously) as "golden skink", is a species of skink.
In Indonesia, it is known as Kadal kebun or bengkarung.

Classification of Skink: Eutropis multifasciata (East Indian Brown Mabuya)
Kingdom Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 – animals
Phylum Chordata Bateson, 1885 - chordates
Class Reptilia - Reptiles
Superorder Lepidosauria
Order Squamata Oppel, 1811 - Lizards and snakes
Suborder Sauria Gauthier, 1984 - Lizards
Infraorder Lacertilia
Superfamily Scincomorpha
Family Scincidae Gray, 1825 - skinks
Genus Eutropis
Species Eutropis multifasciata (Kuhl, 1820) - Many-striped Skink
Synonym Mabuya multifasciata (Kuhl, 1820); Scincus multifasciatus (Kuhl, 1820)

Photo of Skink: Eutropis multifasciata (East Indian Brown Mabuya) were taken using a camera phone, Sony Ericsson K800i, in Ponorogo, East Java, Indonesia (in my father-in-law’s front yard).

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David Khoirul said...

Wow, you're so lucky to get that kadal kebun.

daisugi said...

You're right David, this is something quite difficult to shoot this kadal kebun from a short distance, because the lizard are very sensitive to movement that is around. And I was lucky because it suddenly appeared next to me when I was photographing something :-).

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