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.
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