Ctenotus fallens — West Coast Ctenotus
Some other names for this species:
West Coast Laterite Ctenotus
Like Morethia lineoocellata, this was another skink lurking in the vegetation on the sand dunes on the beaches of Rottnest Island. Unlike that species, this one did was not obviously plentiful; my friend Don MacCubbin spotted this one, and we didn't see another.
Here is a complete list of the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Western Australia.
- Bush, B., Maryan, B., Browne-Cooper, R., Robinson, D. 1995. A Guide to the Reptiles and Frogs of the Perth Region
- 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. 2003. Reptiles of Australia