Ctenotus brooksi — Wedgesnout Ctenotus
Also known as:
Brooks’ Wedge-snouted Ctenotus
These skinks and some of the other Ctenotus species are remarkably similar to the Aspidoscelis lizards of the Americas. Both are twitchy striped pointy-nosed ground-dwelling speedsters that are constantly moving around in search of their insect prey.
I had originally misidentified this skink as Ctenotus dux before Stephen Mahony set me straight on iNaturalist.
Here is a complete list of the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Australia.
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2003. Reptiles of Australia