Bronze-backed Climbing Skink

June 7th, 2011 - 7:35 AM | Filed under Featured Photos | No comments

January 20, 2011 | Armonia Nature Preserve, Limon Province, Costa Rica

I thought it would be difficult to identify this skink, but it turns out there are only three skinks in Costa Rica. Only two of those occur in the area I was in. And only one, Mabuya unimarginata, is bronzed like this one.

Chiefly arboreal, this one was nonetheless basking on a log near the ground.

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Reference:

A Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica
by Twan Leenders