Dasia subcaerulea (Boulenger, 1891) - Blue-bellied Tree Skink

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


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Type Locality: Bodanaikanur (Tarvancore, Tamil Nadu)
Rare, known to be patchily distributed in Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu (Srinivasulu and Srinivasulu, 2013).

Conservation Status:


This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


The species prefers forest tracts in tropical dry deciduous forests and broad-leafed galley forests (Srinivasulu and Srinivasulu, 2013). No strong information is available yet on the population status of the species. Mushrooming human settlements and forest fires are major threats to the species and its habitats (Srinivasulu and Srinivasulu, 2013). 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Dasia subcaerulea (Boulenger, 1891) – Blue-bellied Tree Skink. In Kamdar, A. and K. Kunte. (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. v.1.26. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.indianreptiles.org/dasia-subcaerulea, accessed 2024/02/28.