Hemiergis initialis Western Earless Skink
Subspecies I've seen:
H. i. initialis
Southwestern Earless Skink
Hemiergis initialis initialis Southwestern Earless Skink
John Forrest National Park, Western Australia, AustraliaNovember 27, 2009
Southwestern Earless Skink (Hemiergis initialis initialis)
This skink was the only lizard I saw in a couple of hours in the morning at Western Australia’s 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.

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

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