South-eastern Morethia Skink
Back Pattern
Ellura
South-eastern Morethia Skink
Climbing
 
    
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:     Ventral
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:
This chap was climbing all over a Westringia Rigida bush hunting.
Notice the copper tone at certain light angles, as shown clearer later.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Jan-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)