Trachylepis sp — unidentified species
This teeny tiny skink crossed the dirt road later that night. The color pattern is similar enough to the previous skink that I can imagine it's a juvenile of the same species. Dr. Leaché would only admit to it being another "Trachylepis sp." However, another African herp specialist on iNaturalist< thought it was instead a juvenile Mochlus guineensis. I fear it shall remain an eternal mystery.
This one lacks the noticeably copper-colored head, though perhaps that is a variable trait even within the species. Whatever the species is. I suggested this might be Trachylepis albilabris, and Dr. Leaché countered with "maybe maculilabris".
This one, unlike the first two above, is doing what most sensible skinks do at night — sleeping. Looks likely to be the same species as the previous one. Dr. Leaché just called it "Trachylepis sp."