Sunday, July 24, 2011

Japanese Skink

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Skinks are skittish creatures as well as being fast movers, but this guy got trapped inside a plastic bucket so I was able to photograph him/her.

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The latin name is Plestiodon latiscutatus and apparently that is a fairly recent reclassification of the genus. In Japanese its called Nihon Tokage.

Juveniles and females have the distinctive metallic-blue tails...

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4 comments:

  1. What a beautiful lizard. I love your blog...thank you for posting such fascinating pictures!

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  2. Very unique critter with such strange looking toes!
    Great fun!

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