Hemiergis initialis — Western Earless Skink
Subspecies I've seen:
H. i. initialis
Southwestern Earless Skink
Hemiergis initialis initialis — Southwestern Earless Skink
This skink was the only lizard I saw in a couple of hours in the morning at Western Australias oldest National Park, which seems downright un-Australian. It was under a rock, and looked to me more like one or our local slender salamanders than a lizard.
Ive written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.
- Bush, B., Maryan, B., Browne-Cooper, R., Robinson, D. 2007. Reptiles and Frogs in the Bush: Southwestern Australia
- 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