Short-clawed Skink
Yellow Belly
Ellura
Eastern Spotted Ctenotus
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Eastern Spotted Ctenotus (Ctenotus orientalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Skink (Scincidae)
Species: Eastern Spotted Ctenotus (Ctenotus orientalis)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Extremely fast. Very hard to see, let alone photograph.
The name "orientalis" doesn't refer to Asia as is commonly thought, but "of the East" as in "Eastern".

Similar Species: Eastern Desert Ctenotus

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Apr-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)