identification help please

identification help please

Postby charlesjsharp » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:17 pm

This might be a striped skink (in the Kalahari), but I cannot find a positive id. can anyone help please
Thanks, Charles
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Re: identification help please

Postby Westley Price » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:53 am

Hi Charles

That is Trachylepis sulcata, I think they're called Western Rock Skinks.

This would be a female. The males are usually uniform bronze with a black chin or even completely black.
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Re: identification help please

Postby charlesjsharp » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:48 pm

brilliant, many thanks, Charles
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