Dwarf Skink
South-eastern Morethia Skink
Dwarf Skink (Menetia greyii)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Skink (Scincidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Dwarf Skink (Menetia greyii)
This Photo:     Ventral

Thank you Matt Campbell & Graham Armstrong for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
~35mm snout to vent length. 4 fingers and 5 toes. Like most skinks, they are variable. The one we found was dark coppery brown above with a dark stripe down each side and pale underneath. The ears opening are minute, hence appears to be earless.

Copyright © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 01-Oct-2018
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)