Lankascincus fallax — Common Lanka Skink
Also known as:
Common Supple Skink, Peters’s Lanka Skink, Peters’s Tree Skink
Lankascincus is an endemic genus of small skinks in Sri Lanka, and this species is the most widespread, found throughout the entire country except the very highest parts. Females, like this one, are not particularly eye-catching.
Breeding-season males are quite distinctive, with their white-spotted red throats and yellow flanks.
- Somaweera, R., Somaweera, N. 2009. Lizards of Sri Lanka: A Colour Guide with Field Keys
- de Silva, A., Ukuwela, K. 2017. A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles of Sri Lanka