Coeranoscincus frontalis

Coeranoscincus frontalis

Coeranoscincus frontalis

(Burrowing Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Coeranoscincus frontalis

Common name

Burrowing Skink

Main colour

Medium to dark brown

Body size

Snout to vent to 29 cm

Location

Cairns

Description

This legless burrowing skink is usually found under logs in rainforest. The slender body, which has similar measurements throughout, is medium to dark brown in colour with obscure streaks which in the juveniles are prominent; belly is white to cream. In the juveniles the head is white.