Tytthoscincus kakikecil GRISMER, WOOD, QUAH, ANUAR, NGADI, MOHD-IZAM & AHMAD, 2017
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Tytthoscincus kakikecil?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Fraser’s hill Forest skink|
Malay: Mengkarung hutan Bukit Fraser
|Synonym||Tytthoscincus kakikecil GRISMER, WOOD, QUAH, ANUAR, NGADI, MOHD-IZAM & AHMAD 2017|
|Distribution||Peninsular Malaysia (Pahang)|
Type locality: along Richmond Road, Frasers’s Hill, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia (N 03°42.590′, E 101°44.236′; 1271 m in elevation
|Types||Holotype: LSUHC 11769, Adult male, collected by Evan S. H. Quah on 27 September 2013.|
Paratypes: LSUHC 11770 and 11772 collected on the Telecom Loop Road, Fraser’s Hill, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia (N 03°43.112′, E 101°45.158′; 1305 m in ele- vation) by Evan S. H. Quah and L. Lee Grismer on 27 September 2013. LSUHC 12754 collected at Ulu Kali, Genting Highlands, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia (N 03°25.759′, E 101°47.328′; 1670 m in elevation) by Evan S. H. Quah and L. Lee Grismer on 22 June 2016.
|Comment||Habitat: leaf-litter in hill dipterocarp and mossy forests from at least 1305–1670 m in elevation (Fig. 12). All specimens at Fraser’s Hill were collected by raking leaves that had accumulated on earthen banks along the road or by turning rocks and logs buried in leaf-litter. LSUHC 12754 from Genting Highlands was found abroad at night in a dirt parking lot next to a rubbish pile on the edge of a mossy forest that we presume to be its natural habitat (as opposed to the rubbish pile).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet kakikecil is derived from the Malay words kaki meaning leg or foot and kecil meaning small and refers to this species’ diminutive limbs.|
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