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22 April 2012

The copper striped blue-tailed skink (Emoia impar) is the latest vertebrate species extinct from the Hawaiian tropical archipelago

"The copper striped blue-tailed skink (Emoia impar) — a sleek lizard with smooth, polished scales and a long, sky-blue tail — was last confirmed in the Na’Pali coast of Kauai in the 1960s. But repeated field surveys on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawai’i islands from 1988 to 2008 have yielded no sightings or specimens". Read more at: Damon Tucker.Hawaiian News

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