Chioninia stangeri

Chioninia stangeri

Chioninia stangeri, Stanger's skink

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Chioninia stangeri

Chioninia stangeri (English common name: Stanger's skink) is a species of lizard in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands.

Animal name origin

The specific name, stangeri, is in honor of English explorer William Stanger.

Distribution

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C. stangeri is found on the islands of São Vicente, Santa Luzia, Ilhéu Branco, and Ilhéu Raso.

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The preferred natural habitat of C. stangeri is shrubland.

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Mating Habits

C. stangeri is viviparous.

References

1. Chioninia stangeri Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chioninia_stangeri
2. Chioninia stangeri on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/13152431/13152438

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