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Litter Skink

(Sphenomorphus cherriei)

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The Litter Skink is also called Brown Forest Skink. Small lizard with longish head, body, and tail; small legs; shiny bronze / brown back with dark spots; sides darker; black eye stripes extend along neck to body; yellowish area under eye extends to side of body; to 6.5cm (2.5in). plustail. (Lucia de Hojarasca).


Low and middle elevation wet forests and forest edges, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; usually found on the ground, in leaf litter; prefers open areas, tree groves.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Litter Skink (Sphenomorphus cherriei), Costa Rica