Three-toed Earless Skink
S1, Head
Three-toed Earless Skink
S1, Back
Three-toed Earless Skink (Hemiergis decresiensis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Skink (Scincidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Three-toed Earless Skink (Hemiergis decresiensis)
This Photo:     S2, Head

Thank you John Fowler & Dr Mark Hutchinson for identifying and Asimakis Patitsas & Stephen Mahony for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
John, & independantly Mark, identified S1 here, which we had identified as Dwarf Three-toed Slider (Lerista timida), was in fact Hemiergis decresiensis.
Mark said "Clearly shows the big eyes and snub nose that distinguish Hemiergis from Lerista."

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Sep-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)