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Aranai (Garden Skink)

Lygosoma punctatum


A baby I guess. http://biodiversityofsrilanka.blogspot.c... "Characteristic scarlet tail of young and subadults becoming brown or pink with age and faded out completely in adults. This highly fragile tail of young let them to escape from predators while attacker would be satisfied with seized brighter tail part. Both adults and juveniles can be diagnosed by having 4 to 6 longitudinal lines of black spots bordered by two cream color broad strips on dorsum".

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snake skink
Lygosoma punctata Lygosoma punctata | The Reptile Database

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Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Jun 22, 2011
Submitted on Jun 22, 2011

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