Lizards

Seychelles skink / Lezar mangouya

Mabuya seychellensis

Seychelles skink

This lizard is common throughout Seychelles and especially so on Cousin, which is said to have one of the highest lizard densities in the world! These cheeky skinks are active during the day, feeding on seabird eggs, invertebrates and fallen fruits.

Wright’s skink / Teng teng

Mabuya wrightii

Wright's skink

Larger than the Seychelles skink, this skink is also active by day and feeds on seabird eggs, invertebrates and fallen fruits. This species is only found on a few islands such as Cousin, Cousine, Frégate and Aride, associated with large seabird colonies

Burrowing skink / Lezar later

Pamelaescincus gardineri

Burrowing skink

As it’s name implies, this secretive lizard spends most of it’s time burrowing in the soil and leaf litter hunting for small invertebrates.

Bronze gecko

Ailuronyx seychellensis

Bronze eyed gecko

This large nocturnal gecko is found both in the buildings on Cousin and on trees in the forest, where it eats insects and fruits. It is endemic to Seychelles

Green gecko / Lezar ver

Phelsuma astriata

Green gecko

Smaller than the Bronze gecko, this brilliantly coloured lizard is active during the day. An agile climber, they are shy and found in the forest floor rather than houses. They feed mainly on insects.