Cryptoblepharus buchananii — Buchanans Snake-eyed Skink
This is a numerous, variable, and widespread little skink. It's very commonly seen on fences, walls, and buildings, and has therefore picked up a large number of common names. The first one here was hiding under a downed log; the second one was in plain sight on a fence (along with several friends).
Here is a complete list of the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Western Australia.
See, I told you they were commonly seen on walls.
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Horner, P. 2007. Systematics of the snake-eyed skink genus Cryptoblepharus
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2017. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fifth Edition