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NANCURO, MANATUTO DIST., TIMOR-LESTE

 


TIMOR-LESTE REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN SURVEY
PHASE VII: NANCURO DAY 2

On the morning of the second day we returned to Nancuro. One day one we had seen dark-throated Forest skinks (Sphenomorphus cf. melanopogon) which we took to be males and some Four-fingered skinks (Carlia sp.) with reddish brown heads which we wanted to capture. We pursued the former around hollow logs and up and down trees in the forest and the latter in the lower scrub near the beach. We were successful on both counts. Paulo also proved extremely adept at catching large Sun skinks (Eutropis multifasciatus).

The forest trail A typical hollow log, home to skinks and snakes

 

Four-fingered skink
Carlia sp.
Forest skink (male)
Sphenomorphus cf. melanopogon
Sun skink
Eutropis multifasciatus