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Johnson's burrowing skink

Skinks | Namibia

Introduction: Johnson's burrowing skink (Typhlacontias johnsonii) are active during the evenings in areas where debris accumulates such as the leeward slip-faces of windblown dunes. Their presence can be detected, as they move just below the surface leaving a regular undulating track. Once disturbed they will dive deeper into the sand.

Distribution: The Kunene sand sea of the Northern Namib Desert, avoiding coastal dunes.

Diet: Not known.

Colouring: Older adults are dark in colour.

Breeding: Females give birth to young in the late summer months of February and March.

Size: Max SVL 117mm.

Opuwo Country Lodge

In the town of Opuwo this lodge has beautiful views over Kaokoland - a real desert oasis

Kaokoland Accommodation