Ctenotus taeniolatus

Ctenotus taeniolatus

Ctenotus taeniolatus

(Copper-tailed Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Ctenotus taeniolatus

Common name

Copper-tailed Skink

Main colour

Dark brown with stripes

Body size

Snout to vent to 8 cm long, tail about 12 cm long

Location

Townsville

Description

This skink has been found in a variety of habitats particularly where there are rocks or logs under which they can shelter. Contrasting stripes are prominent on the body , tail and legs, the basic colour is brown sometimes with an orange tinge, stripes are white, brown, or black with darker markings. The vertebral stripe is prominent. Lower surface with white and brown stripes.