Tree Skink
Murray Mallee Region
Broad-banded Sand-swimmer
S1, profile
Broad-banded Sand-swimmer (Eremiascincus richardsonii)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Skink (Scincidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Broad-banded Sand-swimmer (Eremiascincus richardsonii)
This Photo:     🔍S1, dorsal🔎

Thank you David Muirhead for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
We found a number of these on an expedition North of here, with a team of people helping with id's.
They have quite a bit of yellow around the mouth.
The main specimen here lost it's tail at some point, with the 2nd one showing an original tail.
5 fingers & 5 toes

Copyright © 2019-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Oct-2019
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)