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Juniper skink

Ablepharus kitaibelii


~105 mm long. Has a short tail. Not very active.


Found under step stone in our garden with lawns.

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Juniper Skink
Ablepharus kitaibelii Ablepharus kitaibelii - Wikipedia

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Biray 5 years ago

Thanks anyway for your interest and info @Jellis . We've found that is Ablepharus kitaibelii. Thanks to @Jhan-Curt Fernández

Jellis 5 years ago

Ok I have limited research in reptiles in that country. Maybe you can search for skinks in that region

Biray 5 years ago

There you are @Jellis , I've found some more photos in my other camera.

Biray 5 years ago

Thank you so much for your information and identification @Jellis. But I don't have any other photo of different angle. I've seen that long time ago.

Nice to meet you and the "Project Noah" @AntónioGinjaGinja.

Jellis 5 years ago

It's a skink species from the Scincidae family. But without more angles it's hard to tell which. Tail is short because it has broken off for protection

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İzmir, Turkey

Spotted on Dec 11, 2016
Submitted on Apr 7, 2017

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