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TIMOR-LESTE (Oecusse Distr.)

 


TIMOR-LESTE REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN SURVEY
DID IT HAVE FOUR FINGERS ?

Our morning at Hotel Rao was spent doing herp photography and prepping voucher specimens. Laca, on the other hand, decided to go out herping down by the swamp and the Pante Macassar sea front.

Pante Macassar swamp

He came back with a number of specimens including a female Timor flying lizard (Draco timoriensis), and several Emerald tree skinks (Lamprolepis smaragdina) and large Sun skinks (Eutropis cf. multifasciatus). Hinrich selected a few vouchers and the rest were released. One of the emerald tree skinks demonstrated the same deformity of the spine and tail we have seen in occasional forest skinks of the genus Sphenomorphus.

Timor flying lizard
Draco timoriensis
female
Emerald tree skink
Lamprolepis smaragdina
Emerald tree skink
Lamprolepis smaragdina
deformed specimen

Sun skink
Eutropis cf. multifasciatus


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