Yellow-striped slender tree skink is MBG’s Wildlife of the Month for January 2024

The Makiling Botanic Gardens (MBG) Wildlife of the Month (WOM) for January 2024 is the Yellow-striped slender tree skink, scientifically known as Lipinia pulchella (GRAY, 1845) from the family Scincidae. The wildlife is endemic to the Philippines (Luzon, Mindanao, Negros, Bohol, Pollillo, Panay, and Masbate). The species can be located at elevations of 250–1,100 m and is usually found on the trunks of the Dipterocarps. The Yellow-striped slender tree skink was featured in the 2017 Philippine stamp.

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