Lygosoma haroldyoungi Taylor, 1962

Young's laubskink, Harold's writhing skink, Banded supple skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Riopa haroldyoungi Taylor, 1962


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Least Concern



Laos and Thailand


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: FMNH 178213






Original scientific description:

Taylor, E. H. (1962). New Oriental reptiles. The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 43(7): 209-263.


Other references:

Chuaynkern, Yodchaiy et al. (2013). Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae, Lygosoma haroldyoungi (Taylor, 1962): New distribution records. Check List 9(1): 118–120.

Geissler, Peter et al. (2011). A review of Indochinese skinks of the genus Lygosoma Hardwicke & Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Scincidae), with natural history notes and an identification key. Biologia 66(6): 1159-1176.

Grossmann, W. (2007). Comments on Harold Young’s supple skink, Lygosoma haroldyoungi (Taylor, 1962), (Squamata, Scincomorpha, Scincidae). Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin Reihe (supplement) 83: 40-43.

Moravec, J. and W. Böhme. (2008). First record of Riopa haroldyoungi from Laos. Herpetological Notes 1: 9-10.

Orlov, N. L., Streltzov, A. B. and Peney, R. (2010). Second record of Lygosoma haroldyoungi (Taylor, 1962) from Laos. Russian Journal of Herpetology 17(2): 128-130.

Pauwels, O.S.G. (2010). Lygosoma haroldyoungi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 14 March 2013.

Pauwels, O.S.G., K. Kunya, M. McLean and W. Böhme. (2008). Youngs Laubskink, Riopa haroldyoungi Taylor, 1962 in Thailand. Elaphe 16(2): 56-59.

Way, W. K. (1975). Re-discovery of Riopa haroldyoungi Taylor, 1962. Natural History Bulletin of Siam Society 26: 163-165.


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