General Description

Body brown to grey with a black stripe along the side (lateral stripe) and narrow black stripes along the back (dorsal stripes) that sometimes appear as dashed lines. Tail speckled in adults, reddish in juveniles. Legs very small. Up to 7 cm long (snout-vent).


Female Bougainville Skinks lay eggs enclosed in a clear membrane, each containing a near fully-developed young lizard inside. The young emerge from the membrane several days after deposition of the eggs.


South-eastern Australia.


Loose soil beneath large stones in sclerophyll forests, basalt areas, woodlands and heathlands.

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