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While Few Noticed, Hawaiian Lizard Went Extinct

Copper-striped blue-tailed skink: Chris Brown, USGS. A species of lizard native to the Hawaiian Islands—the copper striped blue-tailed skink (Emoia impar)—is now officially extinct. The species was once common throughout the Hawaiian Islands and is still found on other island groups in the tropical Pacific. But the last confirmed sighting in the state of Hawaii was on the Na'Pali coast of Kauai in the 1960s.
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