South-eastern Morethia Skink
South-eastern Morethia Skink
South-eastern Morethia Skink (Morethia boulengeri)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Skink (Scincidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: South-eastern Morethia Skink (Morethia boulengeri)
This Photo:     🔍Head Scales🔎
Other names: Boulenger's Skink, Common Snake-eye or Firetail Skink

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
The specimen we found was small at ~44mm SVL. Weighting ~1.6gm
The eybrow shot shows the single supraciliary scales interlocking; as opposed to 2 for M. obscura.

Copyright © 2019-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Sep-2019
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)