Eutropis austini — Austin’s Mabuya
These fairly generic skinks were reasonably common in the home garden of the ecolodge in which we stayed on the outskirts of the Knuckles mountain range. Like many standard skinks, they tended towards the skittish, coming out into the open to bask for only a few moments before scuttling away. This is a youngster.
I uncovered this large and robust (i.e., fat) skink while raking through leaf litter in the hopes of finding a snake. No snakes were found by me at that time.
- Eutropis austini account on The Reptile Database
- Eutropis austini account on iNaturalist
- Sudesh Batuwita, 2016. Description of Two New Species of Eutropis (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Sri Lanka with a Redescription of Eutropis madaraszi (Méhely)
- Somaweera, R., Somaweera, N. 2009. Lizards of Sri Lanka: A Colour Guide with Field Keys
- de Silva, A., Ukuwela, K. 2017. A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles of Sri Lanka