Eumeces schneideri

Common name: the Schneider’s skink

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Size: up to 170 mm

Description: upperside olive-grey or brownish with light spots and yellow lateral streak, extending from below the eye to the hind limb, underside is whitish, juveniles have orange tail

Habitat: various arid habitat types: steppes, semi-deserts, rocky areas and Mediterranean shrubland

Activity: diurnal

Diet: various invertebrates

Reproduction: oviparous

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