Dasia griffini

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Griffin's keel-scaled tree skink
Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Dasia
Species: D. griffini
Binomial name
Dasia griffini
Taylor, 1915
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Dasia griffini, commonly known as Griffin's keel-scaled tree skink, is a species of tree skink endemic to central and northern Palawan and southern Mindoro in the Philippines.[1][2] Dasia griffini is an arboreal lizard. It is found on tree trunks or aerial ferns 7 to 28 metres (23 to 92 ft) above the ground. They inhabit dipterocarp primary forests. More rarely, they are also found in coastal forests and scrubland.[1]

Dasia griffini belongs to the genus Dasia.[3] It is classified under the subfamily Lygosominae of the skink family Scincidae.[4]

Dasia griffini is threatened by logging activities in their habitats.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c R. Brown, J. Dimalibot & E.L. Rico (2007). Dasia griffini. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1.
  2. ^ Cameron Siler. "Known distribution of Dasia griffini in the Philippines". Biodiversity Research & Education Outreach, Philippines. 
  3. ^ Robert F. Inger & Walter C. Brown (1980). "Species of the Scincid Genus Dasia Gray". Fieldiana Zoology (Field Museum of Natural History). New Series (3): 1–11. ISSN 0015-0754. 
  4. ^ Peter Uetz, Jakob Hallermann, and Jiri Hosek. "Dasia griffini TAYLOR, 1915". The Reptile Database.