Hard to catch. I manage to capture them with a drift fence with pitfalls in a grassland area, miombo woodland in the surroundings.
Everywhere, from highly disturbed places to miombo woodland, near houses and at Tete city. Apparently not ground deweling, preferring rocks, trunks and trees.
Thanks to Werner Conradie.
Two photos. A male and a female.
My idea is that it could be Trachylepis striata or T. wahlbergii
quite common at riverbeds and rock outcrops.
A few found in rock outcrops, Serra Carueira , ~400m asl.
Hard to capture. I found a few in pitfalls I manage to install in old machamba fields and tall grassland areas.
Calvert Cliffs State Park, MD April 20, 2014
Saw about 6 of these. Caught a small one and got a nice look at it before letting it go on my sons shirt where it scurried off at the speed of light. For a tiny thing it had quite a good grip on my finger with its bite. Harmless of course but impressive for as tiny as they are.
© Wael M. Shohdi.
Arabic: السقنقور أو سحلية الرمال -
English: Egyptian Sandfish
Scientific: Scincus scincus
Skinks are lizards belonging to the family Scincidae. Together with several other lizard families, including Lacertidae (the "true" or wall lizards), they comprise the superfamily or infraorder Scincomorpha. With more than 1500 described species, the Scincidae are the most diverse family of lizards.