General Description

Body scales with raised ridges, giving a roughened appearance (keeled). Usually has interrupted dark stripes on the back. Up to 24 cm long (snout-vent).


Common Scaly-foots are usually most active after dawn or before dusk. They prey on a wide variety of invertebrates and occasionally other skinks. Females normally lay two eggs per clutch.


Southern and eastern mainland Australia.


From sclerophyll forest to coastal heaths, usually under timber or in leaf litter.

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