Acritoscincus trilineatus Western Three-lined Skink
Also known as:
Southwestern Cool Skink, Cool Skink
This species has bounced between the genus Acritoscincus and the genus Bassiana.
Yanchep National Park, Western Australia, AustraliaNovember 21, 2009
Western Three-lined Skink (Acritoscincus trilineatus) Western Three-lined Skink (Acritoscincus trilineatus)
These skinks are called “cool skinks” because they live in the cooler southern parts of Australia. This one was missing its back right leg, but was still very quick to try to squirm away from my attempts to photograph it.

I’ve written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.

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