WILDLIFE

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HERPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  "Herps" is the vernacular word for reptiles or amphibians, so you dont have to say "Reptiles and Amphibians".      It comes from the Greek word "Herpetology", that means "things that crawl" and is concerned with poikilothermic, 
ectothermic tetrapods, or so they say.

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Chinese Skink   中國石龍子

Plestiodon chinensis chinensis. One of Hong Kong's largest lizards, up to 35cm, wide, with rusty reddish spots on the flanks and a triangular head. Young lizards however are chocolate brown with three light stripes, and undergo a change in body colour as they grow to adult.