Ctenotus brooksi Wedgesnout Ctenotus
Also known as:
Brooks’ Wedge-snouted Ctenotus
Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, AustraliaFebruary 6, 2003
Wedgesnout Ctenotus (Ctenotus brooksi) Wedgesnout Ctenotus (Ctenotus brooksi)
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.

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