Cryptoblepharus pulcher — Elegant Snake-eyed Skink
Also known as:
Fence Skink, Wall Skink, Bright Snake-eyed Skink
Subspecies I've seen:
Cryptoblepharus pulcher clarus — Bright Snake-eyed Skink
This species is mostly found along the east coast of Australia, but a few isolated populations live on the southern coast. These southern ones are classified as a separate subspecies from the others.
Cryptoblepharus pulcher pulcher — Elegant Snake-eyed Skink
While we were in Wynnum hoping to spot dugongs, I managed to get one of these skittish skinks to sit still on a tree trunk for long enough to focus my camera.
- 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