Lygisaurus foliorium (syn. Carlia foliorum)

Lygisaurus foliorium (syn. Carlia foliorum)

Carlia foliorum

(Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Lygisaurus foliorium (syn. Carlia foliorum)

Common name

Skink

Main colour

Pale to dark brown with flecks

Body size

Snout to vent to 4 cm, tail 3.5-4.5 cm long

Location

Townsville

Description

This skink may be found where ever there is litter in both dry and wet sclerophyll and moister woodland communities. The body is pale to dark brown with some darker streaks or flecks on the body. The head and the tail are often a reddish-brown or bronze in colour. Belly is whitish, the flanks and limbs are finely dotted with white. There are 4 fingers per forelimb and 5 toes on the hindlimb. Breeding males are flushed with orange on the flanks.