Striped Skink
Nkolombyani

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Striped Skink, African Striped Skink [Trachylepsis striata] (Nkolombyani)

Klalasi

Reptilia

Swakudya

Squamata

Ndyangu

Scincidae

Ku leha (Xisati)

60 - 90 mm

Ke leha (Xinuna)

60 - 90 mm

Nhlamuselo

Muxaka lowu wa nkolombyani nawona wuna fasitere laha ehansi ka tihlo. Laha kungana tindleve nakona kuna xivumbeko xohlamarisa. Muhlovo wa yona nawona wuhambana kuya hi tinxaka ta minkolombyani leyi. Leyi kumekaka en’walungwini wa xinuna wuna muhlovo wa orange kuya eka buraweni na nkolo wa xitshopani.

Muxaka

Hinkwayo yiri mune leyi yakumeka laha tikweni. M.s. striata, M.s. sparsa, M.s. punctatissima na M.s. wahlbergii.

Kuhangalaka

Eastern Africa, edzongeni wa khale ka Transkei nale North Eastern Cape, ku kongoma le nambyeni wa Orange River kuya Richtersveld, nale vupela dyambu bya Zambia kuya e Angola nale Southern Namibia.

Kutswalana

Leyi kumekaka e dzongeni yitswala 3 - 9 wa vana hi ximumu. Timhaka ta masangu tinga humelela nkarhi wihi na wihi wa lembe eka leyi kumekaka en’walungwini. Ku kula swahatlisa swinene naswona kululamela timhaka ta masangu tihatla kufikeleriwa kwalomu ka 15 - 18 wa tinhweti.

Swakudya

Nkolombyani lowu wudya switsotswani leswintsongo.