Hemitheconyx caudicinctus is a species of African skink, a type of lizard. It is a small, slender lizard with a long tail and a distinct pattern of dark and light stripes along its back. It is found in the savannas and woodlands of West and Central Africa, living in burrows or under rocks and logs. Its lifespan is up to 10 years, and its current population is stable.
Name Origin: Hemitheconyx caudicinctus is a species of skink found in Africa. The name Hemitheconyx is derived from the Greek words hemi, meaning "half", and thekon, meaning "shield". This refers to the skink's unique scales, which are divided into two distinct sections. The species name caudicinctus is derived from the Latin words cauda, meaning "tail", and cinctus, meaning "girdled". This refers to the skink's tail, which is marked with a distinct band of scales.
Related Species: Hemitheconyx caudivolvulus, Hemitheconyx taylori, Hemitheconyx keniensis