Skip to Content

Skink: Western Rock

Find, identify & discuss the marine species of SANParks
User avatar
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 3644
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:53 pm
Location: Cambridge, MA (and home from home in Darling, WC)

Skink: Western Rock

Unread post by arks » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:31 pm

A lizard that I need some ID help with, please?

Is this a western rock skink?

Seen in KTP in early November 2012.
RSA 2016
4,5 April Melville
6-19 April KNP: Croc Bridge, Olifants, Shingwedzi, Pafuri Border
20-24 April Mapungubwe: Leokwe
25 April-28 May Darling
29 May-19 June Cape Town
* * *
21 September-21 November Darling

User avatar
Posts: 99
Joined: Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:42 pm
Location: Waar die enigste slang 'n tuinslang is...Joburg

Re: Identification help: Lizard

Unread post by BushSnake » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:54 pm

Arks, the skink is definitely a Western Rock Skink. They vary a lot, and come in any colour from a golden brown, to pitch black, and then you have ones that are patchy gold and black, etc. The females and young males are actually easier to identify although they also vary a bit.
"If you can only visit two continents in your lifetime, visit Africa.... TWICE" - R.Elliot

Return to “Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Webcam Highlights

Submitted by Tazrules229 at 22:28:30
Submitted by ao4 at 19:22:40
Submitted by Karin Mitton at 20:04:29
Submitted by Foxy at 22:03:31