THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine


PERON'S SKINK
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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!

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 often occurs 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. This species is quite variable in pattern, even in one area.

LINKS OF INTEREST


Click here for a complete list of Australian Skinks

Click here for more information about Australian Skinks

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

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