micromyx minutus

Chalcides minutus

Chalcides minutus, or the Small Three-Toed Skink, is a species of skink found in Morocco and western Algeria. Its numbers are declining, but it is locally common. It is most often found in damp, sunny forests or grasslands with thick vegetation, but it can also be found in relatively dry areas. It is threatened by overgrazing and habitat destruction due to encroaching agricultural interests. Females of the species give birth to live young.


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