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THREE-TOED EARLESS SKINK
Hemiergis decresiensis

Note that the status of Hemiergis decresiensis and Hemiergis talbingoensis which were previously all known as Hemiergis decresiensis is uncertain.

Many sites are still using the name Hemiergis decresiensis to describe lizards that probably should be called Hemiergis talbingoensis .


Three Toed Earless Skink (Hemiergis decresiensis continentis) photographed photographed north of Mannum, SA
Three Toed Earless Skink (Hemiergis decresiensis continentis) photographed north of Mannum, SA

There are 2 Subspecies of Hemiergis decresiensis- More information further down this page.

Hemiergis decresiensis has a yellow belly and drops its tail easily

In the map below which is approximate distribution only, the red area shows the distribution of Hemiergis decresiensis decresiensis (HDD) and the blue area shows the distribution of Hemiergis decresiensis continentis (HDC), The mauve region in western Victoria shows region where it is uncertain whether Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis (HTT) and/or Hemiergis decresiensis continentis (HDC) occur. The green and yellow areas show the distribution of Hemiergis decresiensis.

Distribution Map of Three Toed Earless Skinks

See table below for more information

Three Toed Earless Skinks

COMMON NAME (Internal Link)

SCIENTIFIC NAME

DISTRIBUTION

Three-toed Earless Skink
(Status uncertain)

Hemiergis decresiensis continentis (PURPLE)

(Mainland) SA, Western Vic?

Three-toed Earless Skink
(Status uncertain)

Hemiergis decresiensis davisi (this appears to be an invalid name currently still in use - Correct name should probably be Hemiergis talbingoensis davisi)

NSW, Qld?

Three-toed Earless Skink

Hemiergis decresiensis decresiensis (RED)

(Kangaroo Island) SA

Eastern Three-toed Earless Skink
(Status uncertain)

(Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis) (split from decresiensis) (GREEN)

Vic, NSW, ACT

Eastern Three-toed Earless Skink
(Status uncertain)

Hemiergis talbingoensis davisi (split from decresiensis) (YELLOW)

NSW, Qld?



Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis decresiensis continentis
Three Toed Earless Skink (Hemiergis decresiensis continentis)

Three Toed Earless Skink (Hemiergis decresiensis continentis) photographed near Inglewood in the Mt. Lofty Ranges, South Australia
Three Toed Earless Skink (Hemiergis decresiensis continentis) photographed near Inglewood in the Mt. Lofty Ranges, South Australia


Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis decresiensis continentis
Three Toed Earless Skink (Hemiergis decresiensis continentis) photographed at Sellicks Hill, South Australia


This very dark Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis decresiensis continentis photographed at Nuragi Nature Reserve, South Australia
This very dark Three Toed Earless Skink (Hemiergis decresiensis continentis) photographed at Nuragi Conservation Reserve, South Australia


Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis decresiensis continentis
Three Toed Earless Skink (Hemiergis decresiensis) drops its tail easily and is an extremely common species in many areas!


Rear foot of a Three Toed Earless Skink (Hemiergis decresiensis continentis)
Rear foot of a Three Toed Earless Skink (Hemiergis decresiensis continentis) photographed at Nuragi Conservation Reserve, South Australia

 

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