Great Desert Skink
The Great Desert Skink is a species of large burrowing lizards that live in the major sandy areas of Australia. These are nocturnal creatures, and live in burrows outside which they find out a specific area to use as lavatory, thus keeping their burrows clean. Scientists use these defecation marks as indication to count the population of these reptiles.
|Scientific Name||Liopholis kintorei|
|Other Names||Kintore’s egernia|
|Length/Size||19 cm (about 7 in)|
|Body Coloration||Dorsal side is copper brown and the ventral side and tail are whitish gray|
|Diet/Food||Variety of invertebrates including cockroaches, beetles, termites, spiders and ants|
|Breeding Season||Spring to late summer|
|Clutch Size||1-7 young annually|
|Mode of Reproduction||Viviparous|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Vulnerable (IUCN 2.3)|
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Published on December 31st 2018 by staff under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 9th January 2019.
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