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.
They live in dry scrub habitat and can reach a length of
some 15 inches (38 cm).