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Carinascincus coventryi

Coventry’s Skink

Common name: Coventry’s Skink. SVL: 50 mm

Coventry’s Skink is one of eight skinks known as snow or cool skinks  which belong to the Eugongylus Group group of skinks.

Coventry’s Skink is a slender species. It has been described as having ‘a uniform dark brown upper surface with paler stripes commencing in front of the shoulder’. It has many fine flecks (black, sometimes white) covering its body.

Distribution: Definitely a high country specialist, that seems to be found at most high altitudes in the Canberra region.

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Carinascincus coventryi (Coventry’s Skink) at Aaron TEST - 4 Sep 2019 by KShort Niveoscincus coventryi (Coventry’s Skink) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Apr 2019 by BrianHerps Niveoscincus coventryi (Coventry’s Skink) at Kosciuszko National Park - 25 Apr 2018 by KShort Carinascincus coventryi (Coventry’s Skink) at Kosciuszko National Park - 23 Apr 2018 by KShort Niveoscincus coventryi (Coventry’s Skink) at Kosciuszko National Park - 22 Apr 2018 by KShort
Carinascincus coventryi (Coventry’s Skink) at Aaron TEST - 4 Sep 2019 by KShort
Niveoscincus coventryi (Coventry’s Skink) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Apr 2019 by BrianHerps
Niveoscincus coventryi (Coventry’s Skink) at Kosciuszko National Park - 25 Apr 2018 by KShort
Carinascincus coventryi (Coventry’s Skink) at Kosciuszko National Park - 23 Apr 2018 by KShort
Niveoscincus coventryi (Coventry’s Skink) at Kosciuszko National Park - 22 Apr 2018 by KShort

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Species information

  • Carinascincus coventryi Scientific name
  • Coventry’s Skink Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 1105.9m to 1573.8m Recorded at altitude
  • Synonyms

    Niveoscincus coventryi

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