Notoscincus ornatus

Notoscincus ornatus

Notoscincus ornatus

(Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Notoscincus ornatus

Common name

Skink

Main colour

Bronze to olive-brown, tail reddish-brown

Body size

Snout to vent to 4 cm, tail to 6 cm long

Location

Townsville

Description

This skink is chiefly found in tropical woodlands in grassy areas. The body is a coppery brown to bronze usually with darker mottles on the tail resembling a row of dots. There is a very dark broken stripe, or series of large mottles that runs from the snout to the hind legs and is bordered by paler stripes. The belly is white with obscure markings. Five digits per limb.