Short-clawed Skink
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Murray Mallee Region
Eastern Spotted Ctenotus
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Short-clawed Skink (Ctenotus inornatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Skink (Scincidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Short-clawed Skink (Ctenotus inornatus)
This Photo:     Yellow Belly
Synonym: Ctenotus brachyonyx
Other name: Brown Ctenotus

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 one of these on an expedition North of here, with a team of people helping with id's.
The least striped Ctenotus in the area. 5 fingers & 5 toes, with a yellow belly.

Copyright © 2019-2022 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)