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Schneider Skink

Schneider skink is a species of skink found in Central Asia, Western Asia, and North Africa. The omnivorous species is diurnal in spring and crepuscular in summer. The skink is known to be territorial. There are five recognized subspecies of this species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Infraorder Scincomorpha
    Family Scincidae
    Genus Eumeces
    Scientific Name Eumeces schneideri

    Other Names Berber skink
    Size Around 36.5 cm (14.5 in)
    Color Olive-grey or brownish upper surface with uniform or non-uniform golden-yellow spots or longitudinal streaks; a yellowish streak along the sides; yellowish white lower vsurface
    Distribution Eastern Algeria,Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Libya, Cyprus, Turkey, western Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iran (Kavir desert), Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Transcaucasia, Russia (Dagestan), Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, eastern Georgia,  Azerbaijan, southern Armenia, Asia Minor, Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, northwestern India
    Habitat Stony, arid and scanty vegetated semi–deserts at an elevation of about 400–1500 m above sea level, firm sands, riparian thickets
    Diet Different invertebrates especially insects, also feed on vegetarian food like berries and fruits
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernation
    Breeding Season April – May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 6 to 9 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 50 days in captivity
    Average Lifespan 15 to 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 12th 2017 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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