Egernia kingii — King’s Skink
These are large, heavy-bodied, black skinks, common on Rottnest Island and some coastal areas. We saw about a dozen of them in the one day we spent on Rottnest Island. They are also very nervous and quick-moving, and every single one disappeared quickly, so I didn't get any pictures at all.
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