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Chioninia spinalis

Chioninia spinalis boavistensis


This is the only species of skink on the island( for most of the researchers) and a species endemic to the arcipelago. It is not very common, I've seen it only once in a week, and more shy than the ones I've seen in Europe.


rocky wall in a hotel garden

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Cape Verde

Lat: 16.12, Long: -22.91

Spotted on Jul 8, 2014
Submitted on Dec 6, 2014

Spotted for missions

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