Cryptoblepharus pulcher

Cryptoblepharus pulcher

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(Elegant Snake-eyed Skink, Bright Snake-eyed Skink)

FAMILY

Scinidae

Species

Cryptoblepharus pulcher

Common name(s)

Elegant Snake-eyed Skink, Bright Snake-eyed Skink

Main colour

Body dark brown with rusty sheen

Body size

Snout to vent about 5 cm long

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This skink is normally found in forested areas on tree trunks and branches. They are short-legged and have somewhat flattened heads. The pale dorsiventral stripes along the upper surface of the body contrast with the dark brown scales on the rest of the body. The scales in the centre of the back have a rusty sheen.