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SKINK

Trachylepis striata

Description:

The African Striped Skink (Trachylepsis striata), commonly called the Striped Skink, is a lizard in the skink family (Scincidae). This skink is brown or bronze coloured with two yellowish stripes that run lengthwise on either side of the spine. Both sexes grow to a length of 25 cm.[1] Their tails are often missing due to predators.

Habitat:

The species is widespread in southern Africa, including extreme southern Angola and Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and parts of central and eastern South Africa. Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/trachylepis...

Notes:

I COULD NOT GET INFO ON THIS FROM WIKIPEDIA. THE STRIATED STRIPS ARE NOT THERE ON THIS SO COULD IT BE NON STRIATED Trachylepis?

1 Species ID Suggestions

Wahlberg's Striped Skink
Trachylepis striata wahlbergi


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2 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

The second photo is a nice one; the first one didn't upload properly so could you please upload it again?

Kat VH
Kat VH 8 years ago

a skink of some kind

ShriPatwardhan
Spotted by
ShriPatwardhan

Zimbabwe

Spotted on May 15, 2010
Submitted on Jun 1, 2012

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