Desert Skink
Murray Mallee Region
Dwarf Skink
Desert Skink (Liopholis inornata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Skink (Scincidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Desert Skink (Liopholis inornata)
This Photo:     Eye Shape

Thank you Bruce Edley for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
One of these was found on an expedition North of here, with a team of people helping with id's.
It was ~75mm SVL
Notice the eye's pupil is more square/diamond shaped rather than perfectly round.
With the eye-lid it'd be easily confused with the more southern located White's Skink (Liopholis whitii). 5 fingers & 5 toes.

Copyright © 2019-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Oct-2019
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)