Monday, January 7, 2008

Drawings of little-known lizards, or parts thereof. I.


This is the head of a skink, Scincopus fasciatus. It is a specimen from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, catalogue number 112193.
Scincopus fasciatus is a desert lizard from north Africa. In the woeful reptilian pet trade it is sometimes known as the Tunisian Night Skink.

What the letters mean:
EL = ear lobule.
G = supraocular groove.
PN = postnasal scale.



1 comment:

Cicero Sings said...

I put a lizard picture up today ... just for you!