Schneider's Skink Eumeces scneideri

Schneider's Skink
Berber Skink
Schneider's Skink
There are 4 subspecies of Schneider's Skink prevalent over North Africa, Turkey, the Middle East and Central Asia. The nominal subspecies, commonly called the Berber Skink (a name also applied to the species whole) is found across North Africa. The colouring is basically a shiny grey or grey-brown back and a white underside always separated by a yellow or orange lateral line from mouth to tail. Sometimes the back is plain grey, sometimes with a few yellow or orange spots and sometimes with a large number of bright spots, as shown. The amount of yellow or orange on legs also varies.
Schneider's Skink
Berber Skink
Schneider's Skink
They live in dry scrub habitat and can reach a length of some 15 inches (38 cm).