Western spiny-tailed skink
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|Focal length:||125 mm
Posted in Categories: Portraiture - Reptiles & frogs -
There are a number of different species of spiny-tailed skink in Western Australia - with a new species; the Pilbara spiny-tailed skink being discovered just this year. This one is the endangered Western (Egernia stokesii badia) - they have suffered massive reductions in their range across the Northern Wheatbelt, and Dirk Hartog Island, just off Shark Bay, is pretty much their only safe refuge.