Stump-Tail

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Stump-Tail

 

(Trachysaurus rugosus), also stump-tailed lizard and shingle-back skink, a lizard of the family Scincidae (skinks); the only species in the genus. The body length is up to 36 cm. The stump-tail is distributed in the shrub steppes and semides-erts of Australia. It feeds on insects and other small invertebrates and on plants. The female bears two or three young in March.

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It is properer to Merlin's sort -- stump-tail prophets, as we call them in the pro- fession.
Twain, "if there was a good deal of it, but a stump-tailed one like this -- would it be worthwhile?
even our affectionately nicknamed "ugly monkeys" (stump-tailed macaques that were rescued from laboratories in this series from the black market pet trade) who are not the most beautiful looking, or smelling!
Data was provided on bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, olive baboons, stump-tailed macaques, golden snub-nosed monkeys, brown, red-bellied and aye-aye lemurs, coyotes, dogs, gray wolves, Asian elephants, domestic pigeons, orange-winged amazons, Eurasian jays, western scrub jay, zebra finches and swamp sparrows.
Another lizard, the stump-tailed chameleon, confuses its enemies because its tail looks like its head.
(T) 5.00 5 News at 5 (T) 5.30 Neighbours (T)(R) 6.00 Monkey Life A group of stump-tailed macaques receives a health check.
Similarly, Goldstein relies too heavily on comparisons between humans and primates like stump-tailed monkeys and bonobos.
At first the girls are horrified at the transformation as the imperfect, stump-tailed survivor scampers off into the swamp.
Gary Wilson, 37, clocked doing 107mph on his Yamaha motorbike, said he had been rushing to Edinburgh Zoo to repair the heating system of the famous colony of stump-tailed macaque monkeys.
Still another Australian lizard is the stump-tailed skink.
Seven species of non-human primates including stump-tailed macaque and Slow Loris, Hoolok Gibbons, Carped Langurs, Assamese Macaques and Rhesus Macaques.