This is the Bedriaga's Skink found in Eastern Spain. Although widespread in Spain these guys are found in isolated populations with increasing habitat destruction. After a 40 minute train ride and 7km hike I found the ideal habitat for these guys. Woke this one up from his slumber even though the weather was reaching 20C. Hoping to have more quality pictures and species coming up as the weather warms and spring approaches.
''Chalcides bedriagai'', commonly known as Bedriaga's skink, is a species of lizard endemic to the Iberian Peninsula. It usually lives in sandy areas with sparse vegetation and good ground cover. It can also live in open woodland and burrow into loose soil. Females of the species give birth to live young. It has at least one major subspecies, ''Chalcides bedriagai pistaciae''. These skinks are active during day and dusk, and they are very timid. They reach about 16 cm in total length and have five.. more