Variegated skink

Small slender skink. Coloration is very varied, particularly in the west. The body is light grey to dark brown above, usually with a pair of pale stripes on the side. There is sometimes an extra pale stripe along the backbone with or without a series of paired black spots. Plain pale grey-brown species also occur. The belly is plain white. Breeding males develop al reddish-brown blush below the hind legs and on the tail base.
Throughout most of the subcontinent, extending into southern Angola. Absent from Southern Cape, Kwazulu Natal and Mpumalanga.


(en) Variegated skink
(sc) Trachylepis variegata
(af) Bont-gladde akkedis