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Spotting

Description:

Medium sized skink, dark olive dorsal, bright orange to cream ventral, lighters spots speckled along the side.

Habitat:

seen in urban garden.

Notes:

is he Trachylepis?

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4 Comments

MudWiggle
MudWiggle 4 years ago

Yes, I thought that too. Actually these guys were all over this garden, I got the impression they are extremely common. I thought he was the same speckled lipped skink that I had seen in Tanga, but looking closer I think the orange is quite strong and he is different... but not sure..
Definitely cute!

Jellis
Jellis 4 years ago

close to Trachylepis maculilabris, but still not a match

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Cute.

Jellis
Jellis 4 years ago

That is an interesting lizard. At first glance I was thinking salamader, then skink. But to find that combination of orange under, dark above and large white specks ist difficult. Nice spotting

MudWiggle
Spotted by
MudWiggle

Kigoma, Kigoma, Tanzania

Spotted on Jan 4, 2016
Submitted on Jan 15, 2016

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