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Skinks of Australia

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YELLOW BELLIED THREE-TOED SKINK
or
THREE-TOED SKINK
(Saiphos equalis)

Grows to about 18 cm (7") total length

Adult Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis) witj a damaged tail photographed at Northmead, NSW (notice the very short toes)
Adult Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis) with a damaged tail photographed at Northmead, NSW


  Approximate distribution of the Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis)
Approximate distribution of the Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis)


Notice the very short toes and yellow underside on this Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis)
Notice the very short toes and yellow underside on this Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis)

Adult Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis) with a damaged tail photographed at Northmead, NSW
Adult Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis) with a damaged tail photographed at Northmead, NSW

Adult Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis) with a damaged tail photographed at Northmead, NSW
Adult Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis) with a damaged tail photographed at Northmead, NSW


A half grown Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis) photographed at Northmead, NSW
A half grown Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis) photographed at Northmead, NSW
- notice the bulbous eyes

A half grown Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis) photographed at Northmead, NSW
A half grown Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis) photographed at Northmead, NSW



The Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis) either lays eggs or has live young depending on its geographic location.



The Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis) may be confused with Three Toed Earless Skinks (Hemiergis decresiensis and Hemiergis talbingoensis) which have longer toes.

Click here to see photos of Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skinks (Saiphos equalis) at flickr

Click here to see photos of Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skinks (Saiphos equalis) at flickr

 

LINKS OF INTEREST

Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink (Saiphos equalis)
iNaturalist

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SKINKS OF THE WORLD

Skinks of Australia

Skinks
of
The World

Skinks
of
Australia



Skinks of Australia

Skinks of NSW

Skinks of Queensland

SKINKS OF NORTHERN TERRITORY- SPECIES LIST

SKINKS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA- SPECIES LIST

Skinks of Victoria

ACT SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

Skinks of Tasmania

Skinks
of South
Australia

Skinks
of
NSW

Skinks
of
Qld

Skinks
of
NT

Skinks
of
WA

Skinks
of
Victoria

Skinks
of
ACT

Skinks
of
Tasmania





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