Saproscincus basiliscus

Saproscincus basiliscus

Saproscincus basiliscus

(Basal Shade Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Saproscincus basiliscus

Common name

Basal Shade Skink

Main colour

Pale brown to reddish brown

Body size

Snout to vent to 5cm, tail to 6 cm long

Location

Cairns

Description

This rainforest species can often be seen in grassy areas basking and foraging. The shiny body ranges in colour from pale brown to reddish-brown. A black to brown stripe extends from nostril to base of tail. Belly is pale to white. There are 5 digits on each limb.