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BLACK ROCK SKINK
Egernia saxatilis

Grows to approximately 25cm (10") total length

THERE ARE 2 SUBSPECIES

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

DISTRIBUTION

Common Black Rock Skink

Egernia saxatilis intermedia

NSW, ACT, Vic

Warrumbungle Black Rock Skink

Egernia saxatilis saxatilis

NSW, (Warrumbungle mountains)

Common Black Rock Skink Egernia saxatilis intermedia
Notice the keels on the scales of this Common Black Rock Skink (Egernia saxatilis intermedia) , photographed along the Square Rock Walking Track in the ACT


Approximate distribution of Black Rock Skinks Egernia saxatilis saxatilis (GREEN) and Egernia saxatilis intermedia (RED)


Common Black Rock Skink Egernia saxatilis intermedia
Common Black Rock Skink (Egernia saxatilis intermedia) , photographed along the Square Rock Walking Track in the ACT

Common Black Rock Skink Egernia saxatilis intermedia
This Common Black Rock Skink (Egernia saxatilis intermedia) , with a partially regrown tail was photographed in the Yarra Ranges, Victoria

The Black Rock Skink (Egernia saxatilis) is a common species usually found in rocky areas. They often live in family groups or colonies.

Like most other species of skinks they may drop their tail if you try and pull them out of a crevice by the tail. The tail regrows very slowly and looks different to the original tail.

The Black Rock Skink Egernia saxatilis may be confused with the Tree Skink (Egernia striolata) or the Eastern Crevice Skink (Egernia mcpheei )

LINKS OF INTEREST

Complete list of Skinks found in the ACT (Canberra)

More Information about Australian Skinks
Australianherpetology.com

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