Three-toed Earless Skink
S1, Back Legs
|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, Back Legs|
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."