Common name: Copper-tailed Skink. SVL: 80mm.
Copper-tailed Skink is one of 103 species of striped-skink (Ctenotus) in Australia. Striped-skinks are also called ‘comb-eared skinks' because of the row of small scales on the anterior edge of their ears, or simply Ctenotus. Striped-skinks belongs to the Sphenomorphus Group of skinks. There are three species of striped-skinks in the Canberra region.
Copper-tailed Skink has a striking pattern with a series of black (sometimes brown) and white stripes, and an obvious copper tail.
Distribution: Likely common in grasslands and woodlands.
MapsMount Majura Mount Ainslie Black Mountain Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Isaacs Ridge Gigerline Nature Reserve Namadgi National Park The Pinnacle Woodstock Nature Reserve Swamp Creek Bullen Range Aranda Bushland Mount Taylor Farrer Ridge Wanniassa Hill Lower Molonglo Stony Creek Cotter Reserve Molonglo Gorge ANBG Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area Googong Foreshore Isaacs Ridge and Nearby Ginninderry Conservation Corridor Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre Dryandra St Woodland
Points of interestPoint 5832 Mt Majura Mini Summit
PlacesPaddys River, ACT Symonston, ACT Majura, ACT Stromlo, ACT Coree, ACT Hackett, ACT Brindabella, NSW Acton, ACT Googong, NSW Kowen, ACT Carwoola, NSW Weetangera, ACT Aranda, ACT Tennent, ACT Yarrow, NSW Belconnen, ACT Burra, NSW Holt, ACT Dunlop, ACT Lake George, NSW Jerrabomberra, ACT Canberra Central, ACT Tuggeranong DC, ACT
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