Mallee Snake-eyed Skink
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)|
|Order:||Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)|
|Family:||Skink (Scincidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Mallee Snake-eyed Skink (Morethia obscura)|
|This Photo:||🔍Male in Breeding Colours🔎|
Thank you Stephen Fricker & Stephen Mahony for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Eight specimens found in Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan & Apr.
We haven't managed to catch any yet, so don't have an measurments
We can see two supraciliary scales interlocking; as opposed to 1 for M. boulengeri
Stephen Mahony said "The supraciliaries are certainly right for M. obscura."
Similar Species: Speckled Wall Skink (Cryptoblepharus pannosus)