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Carlia schmeltzii

Carlia schmeltzii

(Schmeltz’s Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Carlia schmeltzii

Common name

Schmeltz’s Skink

Main colour

Brown to olive to grey

Body size

Snout to vent to 7 cm long, tail about 10 cm

Location

Townsville

Description

This skink occurs in eucalypt forests and woodlands particularly in rocky areas. It has a fat body, tail tapers so that the last third of the tail is quite slender. Body is olive-brown to grey-brown with flecks and a pale stripe is usually present near the margins of the back and flanks. The head is bronze-coloured and darker than the back. The flanks of the breeding males have a red flush.

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Carlia schmeltzii