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Brahminy skink

Mabuya carinata

Description:

Looks like a snake except for those tiny legs. Mainly feeds on insects. It has shiny brown, olive or bronze above, darker spots often present. Flanks darker. A light band from behind the eye to the base of the tail. Lower parts white or yellow.

Habitat:

Near cultivated gardens. Primarily a ground dweller. Actively searches through the ground litter for prey.


1 species ID suggestions

Brahminy skink
Mabuya carinata Brahminy skink | Project Noah

3 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thanks Karen, Anjali and Aditi.

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 7 years ago

Nice.. Brahminy Skink it is...

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 7 years ago

It is in the skink family if that helps! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rep... there is a list here you can go through and google each one. Sphenomorphus indicus is close

Union Territory of Dādra and Nagar Haveli, India

Lat: 19.80, Long: 72.75

Spotted on Dec 16, 2011
Submitted on Dec 17, 2011

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