Olive tree skink

Dasia olivacea

''Dasia olivacea'', the olive ''Dasia'' or olive tree skink, is a species of skink native to Southeast Asia.
Dasia olivacea Emerald tree skink
Khao Sok | Thailand



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Appearance

Mature individuals of ''Dasia olivacea'' have a green back, with bronze scales towards the flanks and 12 bands of ocelli reaching from side to side. The head is primarily a dark olive-green colour with black markings; the underside of the head is a bluish to yellowish green.

Distribution

''Dasia olivacea'' is found south of approximately 15° north in Southeast Asia, including parts of Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore as well as throughout the island of Borneo, on Java, Sumatra and nearby Indonesian islands, and the Indian Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is known from a single locality in Cambodia. The northernmost locality for ''D. olivacea'' is the Sakaerat Environmental Research Station in the Nakhon Ratchasima Province of eastern Thailand.

Status

''Dasia olivacea'' lives almost exclusively in trees, only rarely descending to nest or to move between trees. Eggs may be laid more than once per year, in clutches of up to 14 eggs; incubation lasts 69 days. Because it is very widespread and ecologically flexible, ''D. olivacea'' is considered to be a species of ''Least Concern'' on the IUCN Red List.

Habitat

''Dasia olivacea'' lives almost exclusively in trees, only rarely descending to nest or to move between trees. Eggs may be laid more than once per year, in clutches of up to 14 eggs; incubation lasts 69 days. Because it is very widespread and ecologically flexible, ''D. olivacea'' is considered to be a species of ''Least Concern'' on the IUCN Red List.

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Status: Least concern
EX EW CR EN VU NT LC
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyScincidae
GenusDasia
SpeciesD. olivacea
Photographed in
Thailand