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Newly Discovered Skink Species Already Close To Extinction
2012-05-01 04:35:49

In a recent scientific publication, 24 new species of lizards known as skinks, all found on the Caribbean islands, have been discovered and named. Each year, in dozens of scientific publications, approximately 130 new species of reptiles from all over the world are added to the global count.

2009-02-23 10:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- New shades of wild, in the form of a Blue Tongued Skink and a Pink Toed Tarantula, will be previewed at Aquarium of the Bay's "Wild Colors: Invasion of the Land Animals" event on Saturday, February 28 from 1-3pm.


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2007-02-13 10:40:23

The Four-lined Skink, Eumeces tetragrammus, is a member of the skink family Eumeces. It occurs in northern Mexico and along the Mexican Gulf coast and in western and central Texas. They prefer lightly wooded areas, rocky areas, and grasslands. There are two subspecies; The Long-lined Skink and the Short-lined Skink. The Long-lined skink is gray to light brown in color and has light stripes from the eyes extending to beyond its forelegs. The Short-lined skink is darker in color and has...

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2007-02-13 10:25:20

The Broad-headed Skink, Eumeces laticeps, is, along with the Great Plains Skink, the largest skink in the family Eumeces. Although these skinks occur in urban areas, their main habitat is humid forest areas with abundant leaf litter. They particularly like Oak forest. They are found in the southeastern states of the United States, from the East Coast to Kansas and eastern Texas and from Ohio to the Gulf Coast. This species grows to a total length of 6 to 13 inches. It has a wide jaw and a...

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2007-02-13 10:23:00

The Coal Skink, Eumeces anthracinus, is a North American lizard lives in humid portions of wooded hillsides with abundant leaf litter or loose stones. Their habitat may also include areas around springs and rocky bluffs overlooking creek valleys. They will dive into shallow water and hide under rocks and other debris when disturbed. The coal skink grows 5 to 7 inches long with a snout length of not more than 2.75 inches long. It has a dark lateral stripe that is 4 scales wide. There is a...

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2007-02-13 10:20:53

Cunningham's Skink, Egernia cunninghami, is a large skink native to southeastern Australia that is capable of growing up to 12 inches in length and is often confused with blue-tongued lizards. It prefers rocky outcrops in woodland. Cunningham's Skink has distinctive keel on each scale, which gives them a slightly spiny appearance. This species is a diurnal omnivore. Like other reptiles it gives birth to live young, usually six or more in a litter.

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2007-02-13 10:18:16

Percival's Legless Lizard, Acontias percivali, is a species of skink from Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Angola, and Tanzania. It inhabits savannas by burrowing just below the surface of the soil This animal is often seen in pet stores, although it is poorly understood. In captivity, they require a deep layer of sandy potting soil and hollow hiding places on the surface. They should be kept warm in the high seventies (fahrenheit) with a slightly warmer spot in the soil...

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