Kaestlea laterimaculata (Boulenger, 1887) - Side-spotted Ground Skink

Subspecies in India

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

 

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Kaestlea laterimaculata - Side-spotted Ground Skink


Type Locality:
Common, known to be found in Nilgiri Hills (Tamil Nadu) and Travancore (Kerala) (Roy et al., 2013).

Conservation Status:

 

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


The skink species occupies in leaf litter and under rocks in the high elevation shola forests (Roy et al., 2013). The distribution of the species is very scattered, hence presumably its habitat is facing various threats, such as expanding human settlements, land conversion into tea plantation and collection of forest resources (Roy et al., 2013).

 

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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
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Kaestlea laterimaculata (Boulenger, 1887) – Side-spotted Ground 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/kaestlea-laterimaculata, accessed 2024/07/18.