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Posted by Thijs Roest on February 19, 2000 at 06:38:40:
In Reply to: Teratoscincus scincus keyzerlingi posted by Wes Fredricks on August 18, 1999 at 01:05:11:
I keep a couple of T. keyserlingi myself. For all I know the naming of the species has changed. Up to some years ago there were 2 subspecies T. s. keyserlingi (less colourfull en shyer) and T. s. keyserlingi. Now they are two seperate species. I can't help you with accurate information of geographical distribution, this is often hard to get. Some books I have do give a more or less accurate area, but then they don't specify for the 2 (sub-)species or even show a foto of T. keyserlingi en call it T. scincus (or the other way around). Not very reliable! If you find good information on this topic, I'm very interested. For info on weather, temperature, moist and seasons I mostly use "Fortplanzung un Zucht der Terrarientiere" by G. Nietzke, ISBN 3 7842 0275 6. It gives very usefull data for most area's off the world. It is well readable for me (I'm Dutch) but maybe not for you, for being written in German. If you can manage to specify an area, I can try to translate some parts for you, e-mail at my adress please.
I also keep T. microlepis, as smaller species. It is harder to keep and breed, espacially the males are often vulnerable and reluctant to eat. Also few eggs do hatch normally. But it is very beautifull.
Greetings, Thijs Roest