When the neolate Aspphalindshaskink was born, it was immediately obvious the she was different from her siblings. The head was more of human style than is the norm for those with slithering genes. It was elongated top to bottom and exhibited forward facing eyes that provided depth perception. While not bat like, the ears were over large and pointed on the top. This feature, paired with two curving horns atop the head, formed a visage somewhat demonic. The eyes each came with lid, lash and brow surrounding an iris much in the shape of a slanted tear drop. The extra length of the nose proved to greatly enhance the sense of smell. Pliable lips, controled by additional muscle tissue, enabled speech far more eloquint that that of beaked species.
Perhaps the most outstanding feature was the split of tail into five sections. These could be closed into what resembled a normal pointed termination. More remarkable was the ability to deploy them individually or as a group that functioned like a hand with fingers and opposable thumb. This particular feature, while at first appearing quite strange, imbued great benefit. With proper positioning this rear portion could be used to simulate the functionality of an arm and hand, which proved most adept for scratching of nose or applying color precisely to the face. It could be used to grasp thereby assisting movement through the canopy, a great enhancement for an arboreal creature. When wrapped around a limb, the hand could then be lower to snatch some unwary prey. With some small amount of effort and proper use of coils and tail, a banana she could peel.
Images Too Dark ?View
The images are at times a little dark. Be aware that you are viewing them on a computer screen, cell phone, etc. The visibility may be affected by your settings, time of day or even your location. Often, viewing them in a less lighted environment helps.
If they are really too dark, then I need to make adjustments to the images. At times I created items that looked good only to come back the next day and wonder what happened to them. Too dark or too light! I may have been affected by the same conditions.
One other note! While you can certainly look at them on your phone, I think you will find the experience much better when viewed on a larger computer. Some times, the extra space is just better.