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Taxonomy of the family Scincidae
Bibliography of the genus Dasia
Biodiversity of the family Scincidae


Indo-Malayan Tree Skinks*, Tree Skinks

Asiatische Baumskinke

Indo-Malayiske Træskinker*

1839 Dasia Gray (type species: Dasia olivacea Gray 1839)
1843 Liotropis Fitzinger (type species: Euprepes ernestii Dumeril & Bibron 1839; syn. Greer 1970)
1906 Theconyx Annandale [not Theconyx Gray 1845 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae)] (type species: Euprepes halianus Haly & Nevill 1887; syn. Greer 1970)
Contents: 8 species, of which 5 (62.5%) are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included the genera Apterygodon and Lamprolepis, which were revalidated by Greer (1970).
Distribution: S. Asia, Malay Archipelago.
Reported from: Cambodia, India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Nicobar Islands], Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu), Indonesia (Anambas Islands, Babi, Java, Kalimantan, Lingga Islands, Siberut, Natuna Islands, Nias, Simeulue, Sumatra), Laos, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago, Penang Island, Perhentian Islands, Seribuat Archipelago (incl. Aur, Pemanggil, Tioman)]), Myanmar, Philippines (Catanduanes, Luzon, Marinduque, Mindanao, Mindoro, Palawan, Semirara), Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam (incl. Con Dao Islands [Con Son]).

Dasia griffini

Palawan Tree Skink*, (Griffin's Keel-scaled Tree Skink)



1915 Dasia griffini Taylor
Dasia olivaceum griffini Taylor 1922

Distribution: Philippines (Mindoro, Palawan).

Dasia grisea

Grey Tree Skink, Northern Keel-scaled Tree Skink, Big Tree Skink

Brauner Baumskink

Grå Træskink*

1845 Tiliqua grisea Gray
Dasia grisea Smith 1935
1895 Mabuia saravacensis Bartlett (syn. Brown & Alcala 1980)
1909 Lygosoma dubium Werner (syn. Geissler & Kupfer 2019)
1916 Dasia moultoni Barbour & Noble (syn. Brown & Alcala 1980)

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of olivacea (e.g., Boulenger 1887) or semicincta (e.g., Greer 1970). Although reported from India (e.g., Murthy 1985), there are no confirmed records from the country (Venugopal 2010).
Distribution: Indonesia (Kalimantan, Lingga Islands, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Penang Island]), Philippines (Catanduanes, Luzon, Marinduque, Mindoro, Semirara), Singapore.

Dasia haliana

Sri Lanka Tree Skink, (Haly's Tree Skink)

Srilankanischer Baumskink*, Ceylon-Baumskink

Srilankansk Træskink*

1887 Euprepes halianus Nevill
Theconyx halianus Annandale 1906
Lygosoma halianus Deraniyagala 1931
Dasia haliana Smith 1935

Remarks: Now restricted to Sri Lanka. A population in southern India was first thought to represent subcaerulea (e.g., Venugopal 2010; Wickramasinghe, Wickramasinghe & Kariyawasam 2011), but later described as a new species, johnsinghi. According to Chandramouli & Amarasinghe (2015), the authorship of Euprepes halianus should be Nevill, not Haly & Nevill, as cited in most earlier publications.
Distribution: Sri Lanka.

Dasia johnsinghi

South Indian Barred Tree Skink*, (Barred Tree Skink)

Südindischer Gebänderter Baumskink*

Sydindisk Bånd-træskink*

2012 Dasia johnsinghi Harikrishnan, Vasudevan, Silva, Deepak, Kar, Naniwadekar, Lalremruata, Prasoona & Aggarwal

Distribution: India (Tamil Nadu).

Dasia nicobarensis

Nicobar Tree Skink, Nicobar Dasia

Nicobarischer Baumskink

Nicobarisk Træskink

1977 Dasia nicobarensis Biswas & Sanyal

Distribution: India (Nicobar Islands).

Dasia olivacea

Olive Tree Skink, Olivacious Tree Skink, Greenish Brown Dasia

Olivfarbiger Baumskink

Olivengrøn Træskink*

1839 Dasia olivacea Gray
Euprepes olivaceus Günther 1864
Tiliqua olivacea Stoliczka 1870
Lygosoma olivaceum Boulenger 1887
Dasia olivaceum Barbour 1912
1839 Euprepes ernestii Duméril & Bibron (syn. Inger & Brown 1980)
1925 Mabuia wirzi Roux (syn. Shea & Iskandar 2020)
Eutropis wirzi Mausfeld, Schmitz, Böhme, Misof, Vrcibradic & Rocha 2002 [by implication]

Remarks: Records from the Philippines refer to either griffini, grisea, or semicincta (Brown & Alcala 1980).
Distribution: Cambodia, India (Nicobar Islands), Indonesia (Anambas Islands, Babi, Bali, Java, Kalimantan, Lingga Islands, Natuna Islands, Nias, Siberut, Simeulue, Sumatra), Laos, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago, Penang Island, Perhentian Islands, Seribuat Archipelago (incl. Aur, Pemanggil, Tioman)]), Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam (incl. Con Dao Islands [Con Son]).

Dasia semicincta

Southern Keel-scaled Tree Skink, Half-banded Tree Skink

Halbgebänderter Baumskink*

Halvbåndet Træskink*

1867 Euprepes semicinctus Peters
Dasia semicincta Taylor 1915
Dasia olivaceum semicincta Taylor 1922

Remarks: Presence in Panay, Philippines, needs confirmation (Ferner, Brown, Sison & Kennedy 2001).
Distribution: Malaysia (Sarawak), Philippines (Mindanao).

Dasia subcaerulea

Blue-bellied Tree Skink, (Boulenger's Tree Skink)


Blåbuget Træskink*

1891 Lygosoma subcaeruleum Boulenger
Dasia subcaerulea Smith 1935

Distribution: India (Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu).