Eastern Desert Ctenotus
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)|
|Order:||Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)|
|Family:||Skink (Scincidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Eastern Desert Ctenotus (Ctenotus regius)|
|This Photo:||🔍S3: Head🔎|
Thank you Stephen Mahony, Tony and Jenny Dominelli & Bruce Edley for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
We found a number of these on an expedition North of here, with a team of people helping with id's.
5 fingers & 5 very long toes.
Very similar to the Eastern Spotted Ctenotus we find here at Ellura. The main difference is the solid line between the eye & the front shoulder seen here, missing on C. orientalis.
There are a couple of specimens depicted here, we suspect S3 is an adult (~65mm SVL & less colourful) & S2 is a juvenile (less spotty). Unfortunately we didn't measure the size of S2.
Similar Species: Eastern Spotted Ctenotus (Ctenotus orientalis)