Eutropis dawsoni, Gans's grass skink, Gans's mabuya
Eutropis dawsoni, also known commonly as Gans's grass skink and Gans's mabuya, is a species of lizard in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to the southern Western Ghats, India.
The specific name, dawsoni, is in honor of F.W. Dawson who was Director of the Trivandrum Museum.Show More
The specific name of the synonym, gansi, is in honor of American herpetologist Carl Gans.Show Less
Terrestrial animals are animals that live predominantly or entirely on land (e.g., cats, ants, snails), as compared with aquatic animals, which liv...
Oviparous animals are female animals that lay their eggs, with little or no other embryonic development within the mother. This is the reproductive...
Precocial species are those in which the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth or hatching. Precocial species are normall...
E. dawsoni is found in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, southern India.Show More
The type locality of the formerly recognized Eutropis gansi is "2 km NW of Muthalar Road Cross off Sengaltheri–Thalayanai road (towards Moolakasam), Kalakkad Tiger Reserve, Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu State, India".
The preferred natural habitat of E. dawsoni is forest, at altitudes of 20 m (66 ft) and higher.Show Less
The mode of reproduction of E. dawsoni is unknown.