Ctenotus essingtonii — Lowlands Plain-backed Ctenotus
Some other names for this species:
Port Essington Ctenotus
Subspecies I've seen:
C. e. essingtonii
Lowlands Plain-backed Ctenotus
Ctenotus essingtonii essingtonii — Lowlands Plain-backed Ctenotus
The only place I saw more than one of these skinks was near the parking lot of Litchfield National Parks Wangi Falls. One of them even paused in the open for more than five seconds.
There are so many species of skinks in Australia that I assumed I had probably photographed several different small striped species. But when I reviewed my photos back in the U.S.A., I decided that they were all C. essingtonii.
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Wilson, S. K., Knowles, D. 1988. Australia's Reptiles: A Photographic Reference to the Terrestrial Reptiles of Australia
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2017. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fifth Edition