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PERON'S SKINK
or

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

May grow to approximately 20cm (7.5") total length

Adult pregnant Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Port Noarlunga, South Australia
Adult pregnant Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Port Noarlunga, South Australia

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


Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Port Lincoln, South Australia
Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Port Lincoln, South Australia


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


Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Point Sturt, South Australia
Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Point Sturt, South Australia


Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Point Sturt, South Australia
Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Point Sturt, South Australia


Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Point Sturt, South Australia
Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed at Point Sturt, South Australia

Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed near Ferries - McDonald Conservation Park, South Australia
Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed near Ferries - McDonald Conservation Park, South Australia


Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed near Ferries - McDonald Conservation Park, South Australia
Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed near Ferries - McDonald Conservation Park, South Australia

Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed near Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed near Langhorne Creek, South Australia

Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed near Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Peron's Earless Skink (Hemiergis peronii) photographed near Langhorne Creek, 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) 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


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


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