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PERON'S SKINK
or

Four-toed Earless Skink or Lowlands Earless Skink
(Hemiergis peronii)

Peron's Earless Skink Hemiergis peronii
Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) is an extremely common species in many areas, that it occurs!

Approximate distribution of Peron's Earless Skink Hemiergis peronii
Approximate distribution of Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii)


PERONS'S (LOWLAND) SKINK Hemiergis peronii  
Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) may occur in the same areas as the smaller Three Toed Skink Hemiergis decresiensis it tends to prefer dryer and sandier areas.
Both Species often occur in peoples gardens in the Adelaide area and can be distinguished by counting their toes. The smaller Three Toed skinks pattern is also less variable than that on the Peron's Skink

PERONS'S (LOWLAND) SKINK Hemiergis peronii
Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) usually has a yellow belly and drops its tail very easily.
You can see where this skinks tail was broken off and has started regrowing

Peron's Earless Skink Hemiergis peronii
Juvenile Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Plympton, South Australia

Peron's Earless Skink Hemiergis peronii
Notice the patterning on this Juvenile Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) showing the 4 toes on its rear foot. This species is quite variable in pattern, even in one area

Adult Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Glenelg, South Australia
Adult Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Glenelg, South Australia


Adult Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Glenelg, South Australia
Adult Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Glenelg, South Australia

Adult Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Glenelg, South Australia
Adult Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) showing 4 fingers on the front feet, photographed at Glenelg, South Australia

Adult Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Glenelg, South Australia
Adult Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) showing the yellow underside, photographed at Glenelg, South Australia


LINKS OF INTEREST


Complete list of Australian Skinks

More information about Australian Skinks
Australianherpetology.com

Skinks of the World
Skinks of the World

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

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