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THREE-TOED EARLESS SKINK
Hemiergis decresiensis
Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis decresiensis decresiensisThree Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis decresiensis decresiensis photographed in the Mt. Lofty Ranges, South Australia
There are 2 Subspecies of Hemiergis decresiensis- More information below.

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 decresiensis  
Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis decresiensis decresiensis is an extremely common species in many areas!

Hemiergis decresiensis has a yellow belly and drops its tail easily - There

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

This species drops its tail easily and is an extremely common species in many areas!

Three Toed Earless Skinks

COMMON NAME (Internal Link)

SCIENTIFIC NAME

DISTRIBUTION

Three-toed Earless Skink
(Status uncertain)

Hemiergis decresiensis continentis (HDC)

(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) (HTD)

NSW, Qld?

Three-toed Earless Skink

Hemiergis decresiensis decresiensis (HDD)

(Kangaroo Island) SA

*Eastern Three-toed Earless Skink

Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis (split from decresiensis) (HTT)

Vic, NSW, ACT

*Eastern Three-toed Earless Skink (Status uncertain)

Hemiergis talbingoensis davisi (HTD) (split from decresiensis)

NSW, Qld?

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