Ryukyu Short-legged Skink

Ryukyu Short-legged Skink
English Common Name
Ryukyu Short-legged Skink
Scientific name
Ateuchosaurus pellopleurus
Order: Squamata, Family: Scincida
9 – 12 cm
Species Distribution
Amami and Okinawa Groups
This species is found in dark and wet places such as fallen leaves in woods. Lower eyelids consist of transparent membranes; it can see its surroundings with eyelids closed.

Updated December 2017

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