Latin Name: Pseudemoia
entrecasteauxii (on'-tre-kah-stoh'-zee-ee, after
Class:Reptilia Order:Squamata-Sauria Family:Scincidae Genus:Pseudemoia.
square kilometres in the highlands and southern areas
of NSW, southern Victoria including Dandenong Valley Park, Tasmania,
and south eastern Tasmania.
Habitat: Cool forests,
woodlands, lower gullies, moist heath and humid coastal and
Description: It is variable
in colour, generally darker with, at most, only an indistinct
dark vertebral line, a blackish brown upper lateral zone and a paler
mid-lateral stripe. Well-striped and strongly speckled specimens also
occur. Males have a pinkish red flush anteriorly and sometimes also
under the posterior body and tail.
Length: Head and Body Length to 6cm, Total Overall Length to 17cm.
Food: This skink forages
mainly for insects and spiders around logs and rocks and on
bare (and often wet) soil which is covered with leaf litter.
Breeding: Mating occurs
in spring and between two and six live young are born in
summer. This skink was also known as the Leiolopisma entrecasteauxii and
is sometimes commonly called the Tussock Cool-skink.
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