Eutropis austini Austin’s Mabuya
Laggala-Pallegama, Matale District, Central Province, Sri LankaAugust 6, 2019
Austin’s Mabuya (Eutropis austini)
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.
Laggala-Pallegama, Matale District, Central Province, Sri LankaAugust 8, 2019
Austin’s Mabuya (Eutropis austini)
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.
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