Eremiascincus douglasi — Orange-sided Bar-lipped Skink
This species was previously classified in Sphenomorphus and then Glaphyromorphus before it was moved to Eremiascincus by Mecke et al in 2009.
Eden at Fogg Dam, Northern Territory, Australia—November 12, 2009
We experienced our only rainstorm of this trip one afternoon while we were cooling our heels in our room at Eden. Within five minutes of the storm starting, these skinks were popping up all around the yard to gobble up small bugs that had apparently been scared up by the water.
Thanks to Stewart Macdonald and Richard Reams for identifying these skinks as G. douglasi. I had initially misidentified them as G. isolepis.
Ive written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.
- 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