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Peter’s Banded Skink

Peter’s Banded Skinks are lizards found in a limited region in Africa. They are known for their bright coloration and are popular as house pets.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Scincidae
    Genus Scincopus
    Species S. fasciatus
    Scientific Name Scincopus fasciatus

    Length/Size 8 to 10.5 inches
    Body Coloration Light yellowish orange body with 8 black to dark brown horizontal patches from head to tail tip
    Range/Distribution Sahel Desert region in Northern Africa
    Habitat Dry sandy and rocky areas
    Diet/Food Omnivorous diet, from insects and arthropods to leafy greens
    Breeding Season Winter
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Data Deficient

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    Published on January 16th 2019 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 10th January 2019.

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