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Dasia grisea (GRAY, 1845)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Gray Dasia, Big Tree Skink, Gray Tree skink
G: Grosser Baumskink 
SynonymTiliqua grisea GRAY 1845: 110
Mabuia saravacensis BARTLETT 1895: 94
Lygosoma (Keneuxia) dubium WERNER 1909
Dasia moultoni BARBOUR & NOBLE 1916: 22
Dasia olivaceum grisea — TAYLOR 1922
Dasia grisea — SMITH 1935: 278
Dasia dubia — NAKAMURA & UENO 1963
Dasia grisea — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 61
Dasia grisea — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 259
Dasia cf. grisea — TEO & RAJATHURAI 1997
Dasia gricea [sic] — HONDA et al. 1999
Dasia grisea — GRISMER 2011
Dasia grisea — GRISMER & QUAH 2019 
DistributionWest Malaysia, East Malaysia (Sarawak, Borneo), Singapore,
Indonesia (Sumatra), Philippines (Mindoro, Marinduque, Semirara Islands, Luzon)

Type locality: Philippines  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.15.57 (, also given as 1946.8.20.51 (formerly xv.95a), Philippines, collected H. Cuming.
Holotype: SMNS 3651, Female [Lygosoma (Keneuxia) dubium]
Holotype: MCZ 11203 [moultoni] 
CommentSynonymy: Lygosoma (Keneuxia) dubium WERNER 1909 is a synonym of Dasia grisea (T. Hikida, pers. comm., 22 Oct 2014, confirmed by Geissler & Kupfer 2019). The type locality (”Yokohama, Japan”) is in error; the origin of the specimen remains unknown. 
  • Baker, Nick 2016. Brown Tree Skink Dasia grisea at Kuala Juram, Taman Negara, Peninsular Malaysia. SEAVR 2016: 24 - get paper here
  • Baker, Nick 2019. Brown tree skink and white-bellied rat snake at Thomson Nature Park. SINGAPORE BIODIVERSITY RECORDS 2019: 151 - get paper here
  • Baker, Nick 2020. Predation of brown tree skink by a Kopstein’s bronzeback snake. SINGAPORE BIODIVERSITY RECORDS 2020: 13-14 - get paper here
  • Barbour, T. & NOBLE,G.K. 1916. New amphibians and a new reptile from Sarawak. Proc. New England zool. Club 6: 19-22 - get paper here
  • Bartlett, E. 1895. The crocodiles and lizards of Borneo in the Sarawak Museum, with descriptions of supposed new species, and the variation of colours in the several species during life. Journal of the Straits Branch Royal Asiatic Society Singapore, 28: 73-96.
  • Brown, WC. & A.C. ALCALA 1980. Philippine Lizards of the family Scincidae. Silliman Univ. Nat. Sci., Dumaguete City, Mon., Ser. 2: i-xi + 1-246.
  • Brown,R.M.; McGuire, J.A.; Ferner,J.W.; Icarangal Jr., N. & Kennedy, R.S. 2000. Amphibians and reptiles of Luzon island, II: preliminary report on the herptofauna of Aurora Memorial national Park, Philippines. Hamadryad 25 (2): 175-195
  • Das , I. 2004. Lizards of Borneo. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
  • GEISSLER, PETER; ALEXANDER KUPFER 2019. On the taxonomic status of Lygosoma (Keneuxia) dubium Werner, 1909. Zootaxa 4543 (2): 295-300 - get paper here
  • Gojo-Cruz, Paul Henric P. and Leticia E. Afuang 2018. The Zoogeographic Significance of Caraballo Mountain Range, Luzon Island, Philippines With Focus on the Biogeography of Luzon’s Herpetofauna. Philippine Journal of Science 147 (3): 393-409 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • Greer, Allen Eddy, Jr. 1970. The Relationships of the Skinks Referred to the Genus Dasia. Breviora (348): 1-30 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; & EVAN S. H. QUAH 2019. An updated and annotated checklist of the lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and their adjacent archipelagos. Zootaxa 4545 (2): 230–248 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Chan K. Onn, Jesse L. Grismer, Perry L. Wood, Jr., and A. Norhayati 2010. A CHECKLIST OF THE HERPETOFAUNA OF THE BANJARAN BINTANG, PENINSULAR MALAYSIA. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17 (2): 147-160 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and their adjacent archipelagos. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 728 pp. [review in Herp. Rev. 43: 155] - get paper here
  • Grossmann, W. 2002. Haltung und Zucht des Braunen Baumskinks Dasia grisea (GRAY 1845) und weitere Angaben zur NAchzucht des Olivfarbenen Baumskinks Dasia olivacea GRAY 1839. Sauria 24 (4): 35-46 - get paper here
  • HARIKRISHNAN, S.; KARTHIKEYAN VASUDEVAN, ANSLEM DE SILVA, V. DEEPAK, NILADRI BHUSAN KAR, ROHIT NANIWADEKAR, ALBERT LALREMRUATA, K. REBEKAH PRASOONA & RAMESH K AGGARWAL 2012. Phylogeography of Dasia Gray, 1830 (Reptilia: Scincidae), with the description of a new species from southern India. Zootaxa 3233: 37–51
  • Honda, Masanao; Ota, Hidetoshi; Kobayashi, Mari; Nabhitabhata,Jarujin; Yong, Soi-Sen & Hikida,Tsutomu 1999. Evolution of Asian and African Lygosomine Skinks of the Mabuya group (Reptilia: Scincidae): a molecular perspective. Zoological Science 16: 979-984 - get paper here
  • Inger,R.F. & Brown, W.C. 1980. Species of the scincid genus Dasia GRAY. Fieldiana: Zoology 3: 1-11 - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Taylor, E.H. 1922. The lizards of the Philippine Islands. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Science, Government of the Philippine Islands, Manila, Publication no. 17: 269 pp. - get paper here
  • Teo, R.C.H. & N.J. Thomas 2019. Updated Inventory of Amphibians, Reptiles and Mammals of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 71(Suppl. 1):145-183; doi: 10.26492/gbs71(suppl.1).2019-06 - get paper here
  • Teo, R.C.H. & Rajathurai, S. 1997. Mammals, reptiles and amphibians in the Nature Reserves of Singapore - diversity, abundance and distribution. Proc. Nature Reserves Survey Seminar. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 49: 353-425
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