About this object

Medium-sized skink. Females and juveniles dark brown with five very conspicuous white, cream or bluish stripes on back, young animals have bright blue tails. Mature males have pale brown back with series of large, dark blotches separated by white spots. Underside whitish or cream. Length up to 25 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    2000.14.7
  • Scientific name
    Mabuya quinquetaeniata (Lichtenstein, 1823)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA SCINCIDAE
  • Common name
    Five-lined Mabuya
  • Collector
    Kayhan Ostovar
  • Date collected
    2005/11/09
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Ethiopia
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by the Scientific Exploration Society, 2006
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collector Number: KO 5045
Object view = Natural Science
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