Cryptoblepharus pannosus — Ragged Snake-eyed Skink
I usually find Cryptoblepharus skinks on the sides of vertical surfaces or on the top of horizontal surfaces. This was an interesting exception. I spotted it from a pretty long distance away due to its protruding head and neck forming a classic lizard silhouette.
Two similar Cryptoblepharus species are found in this area, the other being Cryptoblepharus australis. I believe these two are C. pannosus based on the distinctive ragged outline of the dark stripe down the back.
- 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