Spencer’s Skink, Pseudemoia spenceri, is dark brown to black above. A conspicuous pale, bronze coloured stripe, commencing on the snout runs through the eye, and over the shoulder to the tail. It is a very flat lizard with small scales and a snout vent length of up to 65 mm.
Photographer: Peter Robertson / Source: Wildlife Profiles Pty. Ltd.
Distribution and habitat
Spencer’s Skink is found at altitudes in excess of 500 metres in areas which are heavily forested, from East Gippsland through to the Otway Ranges and the Mt Cole area. It lives in cracks and crevices in large dead trees and fallen logs, or in rock crevices.
Spencer’s Skink is a gregarious and arboreal skink that lives in large colonies. It feeds on small invertebrates. Females give birth to 1-3 live young.
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