Liopholis personata Centralian Ranges Rock-skink
Also known as:
Flinders Ranges Rock-skink, Flinders Ranges Masked Rock-skink
This species was formerly considered a subspecies of Liopholis margaretae.
Wangara Lookout Trail, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia, AustraliaOctober 19, 2015
Centralian Ranges Rock-skink (Liopholis personata)
Amongst numerous Tree Skinks on this trail, I got a glimpse of one or two that seemed a little different. They moved more smoothly, and seemed to be slightly different proportions. But each time I saw one it was in the process of sliding out of view. Then I turned a corner on the trail and saw this one at the side of the trail, just begging me to take its photo.

The cream-colored margin around the eyes is distinctive for the genus Liopholis. The haughty stare might be more of an individual thing.

Mt. Ohlssen-Bagge, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia, AustraliaOctober 21, 2015
Centralian Ranges Rock-skink (Liopholis personata)
Here's a youngster who loves its rocky perch sooooo much!
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