|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)|
|Order:||Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)|
|Family:||Skink (Scincidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Spotted Slider (Lerista punctatovittata)|
|This Photo:||🔍S2, dorsal🔎|
|Other name:||Eastern Robust Slider|
Thank you Matt Campbell, Max Tibby & Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
A couple of these were found on an expedition North of here, with a team of people helping with id's.
Specimen 1 had an amputated toe and was ~85mm SVL.
S3 was found on Ellura.
As you can see in the photo's, these have very reduced legs and look like snakes when sliding along.
1 finger & 2 toes.
The body has an indent that the front legs fit into when digging thru sand.