Last seen in Hawaii in the 60’s, this beautifully coloured skink is now considered extinct from the Hawaiian Islands. The copper-striped blue-tailed skink (Emoia impar)¬†persists in other tropical pacific island groups, with the extinction of the Hawaiian population possibly caused by invasive ant predation. The concern now is for similar at-risk species, with more details on ScienceDaily:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120331095903.htm

 

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