South-eastern Morethia Skink
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Ellura
Shingleback
Back, Brown
 
    
South-eastern Morethia Skink (Morethia boulengeri)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Reptile (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptile (Squamata)
Family: Skink (Scincidae)
Species: South-eastern Morethia Skink (Morethia boulengeri)
This Photo:     Copper Colour
Other names: Boulenger's Skink, Common Snake-eye or Firetail Skink
Similar Species: Speckled Wall Skink

Ref: "A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia", 2nd Ed. Wilson & Swan. Page 290.
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
In just the right angle of light this specimen went from grey to copper.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Apr-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)