Copperhead Skink
Spotted Slider
S2, dorsal
Spotted Slider (Lerista punctatovittata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Skink (Scincidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Spotted Slider (Lerista punctatovittata)
This Photo:     🔍S1, dorsal🔎
Other name: Eastern Robust Slider

Thank you Matt Campbell, Max Tibby & Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
A couple of these were found on an expedition North of here, with a team of people helping with id's.
Specimen 1 had an amputated toe and was ~85mm SVL.
S3 was found on Ellura.
As you can see in the photo's, these have very reduced legs and look like snakes when sliding along.
1 finger & 2 toes.
The body has an indent that the front legs fit into when digging thru sand.

Copyright © 2019-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Oct-2019
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)