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Cunningham’s Skink

Cunningham’s Skink is a species of large-sized skinks native to a limited range in Australia. They have a distinctive keel on each of their scales, a unique characteristic that has given them a slightly spiny look.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Scincidae
    Genus Egernia
    Species E. cunninghami
    Scientific Name Egernia cunninghami


    Length/Size 40 cm (16 inches), including tail
    Body Coloration Highly variable in color, starting from dark brown to black, and with/without blotches, patches, speckles, or bands
    Range/Distribution Southeastern Australia
    Habitat Crevices of rocky outcrops or hollow logs
    Diet/Food Insects, flowers, berries, fungi, leaves and young shoots
    Breeding Season Winter
    Clutch Size Six or more
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 11th 2019 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 10th January 2019.

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