Giant Legless Skink?

Giant Legless Skink?

Postby Hobbes » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:01 pm

Recently I participated in a South African Butterfly Conservation Assessment http://sabca.adu.org.za/ survey of Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. We saw 123 species of butterfly & a bunch of other cool stuff. We saw very few reptiles but we did come across this specimen which I think is a Giant Legless Skink Acontias plumbeus. It was found on a gravel road about 8.30am on the forested Hluhluwe area of the park. The community ranger Joseph who was accompanying the group said that he'd seen another specimen earlier that morning also. Can anyone confirm the ID?

Jeff

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Re: Giant Legless Skink?

Postby Mongoose » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:13 pm

Yes, that is a Giant Legless skink.
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Re: Giant Legless Skink?

Postby BushSnake » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:29 pm

Yip. I've heard of quite a number of them from the park, so I think they are quite common there! The Hluhluwe trip sounds great. Did you get any interesting butterflies for the area?
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Re: Giant Legless Skink?

Postby slangman » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:26 pm

nice find ... i seen one there last year but alas it was a DOR .....
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