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BLACK ROCK SKINK
Egernia saxatilis

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

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

Click here for a complete list of Australian Skinks

Click here for a complete list of Skinks found in South Australia

Click here for a complete list of Skinks found in the ACT

Click here for more information about Australian Skinks

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