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indian forest skink

Sphenomorphus indicus

Description:

locally referred to as "sapachi maushi"...meaning "the snake's aunty"..!!.:).. ...maybe because of absence of a visible neck that makes them look like snakes....!!.. skinks may have been generated when the snake evolved into the lizard.... According to local wisdom...the skink will bring in a lot of wealth to the family whose house it enters..!!..:)..:)..

Habitat:

favoring a variety of habitats, in india these are found in grasslands and forest areas and even close to human habitation..

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2 Comments

jim.manjooran
jim.manjooran 7 years ago

sukhriya Jemma..:)..

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

sundaar,ati sundaar.

jim.manjooran
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jim.manjooran

Goa, India

Spotted on Nov 11, 2012
Submitted on Jul 27, 2013

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