New Cambodian lizard species discovery


Lygosoma veunsaiensis, an iridescent skink new to science found in the Veun Sai-Siem Pang Conservation Area in Ratanakiri, Cambodia. Photo: © Gabor Csorba

From Wildlife Extra:

March 2012: A new species of skink has been discovered in Cambodia. The lizard is characterized by its very short legs, long tail and striking iridescent skin. The skink was found during a Rapid Assesment Programme expedition in northeast Cambodia led by Fauna & Flora International (FFI), in partnership with Conservation International (CI) in 2010.

The skink has now been named Lygosoma veunsaiensis to honour the Veun Sai-Siem Pang Conservation Area in Ratanakiri where it was found. It is the latest in a string of new species discovered in this area, including Walston’s tube-nosed bat and the northern yellow-cheeked gibbon.

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