Happily with the inclusion of this awesome chap we now have around seven different species of Scincidae alone in our garden - which is pretty damned good if you ask me :)
|The rainbow hues virtually disappear in direct sunlight|
|Red throated indeed - beautiful eh?|
The Scincidae ecological niche index is a ratio based on anterior foot length at the junction of the ulna/radius-carpal bones to the longest digit divided by the snout-to-vent length.
Most species of skinks have long, tapering tails they can shed if a predator grabs the tail. Such species generally can regenerate the lost part of a tail, though imperfectly. Species with stumpy tails have no special regenerative abilities. source^