Conservation ActionsGazetting remnant forest around Lalemega is recommended, as there is no other suitable habitat in the surrounding area for this species (G. Shea and S. Reilly pers. comm. 2019). Taxonomic and ecological research is required, and surveys are needed of the sole confirmed locality to confirm that the species survives here. Habitat restoration, including removal of grazing animals and controlling access for fuelwood extraction, is strongly advised.
Location InformationThis species has only been recorded from the central mountains of West Timor, Indonesia (O'Shea et al. 2015), and is definitively known only from the type locality Lelogama. Records from Timor-Leste these authors refer to Eremiascincus spp. are in need of further taxonomic research. If this prove to be conspecific with E. antionorum, it is likely to have a wide distribution on the island (G. Shea and S. Reilly pers. comm. 2019).