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  Striped Skink (Ctenotus taeniolatus)





Striped Skink | Ctenotus taeniolatus photo
Copper-tailed Skink, Ctenotus taeniolatus

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STRIPED SKINK FACTS

Description
The Striped Skink is a medium sized skink. Striped Skinks are olive brown on top with stripes of dark brown and white running from head to tail. They have a black, white edged band along the centre of the back, and on either is a white band edged in black. The sides are dark brown and spotted with white.

Size
up to 30cm

Habitat
Striped skinks are found in open bushland and heathland. They live in rocky and sandy places, with cover nearby to escape from predators.

Food
small invertebrates like insects and worms.

Range
along the eastern seaboard of Australia



Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Sauria)
Family:Scincidae
Genus:Ctenotus
Species:taeniolatus
Common Name:Striped Skink

Relatives in same Genus
  Skink (C. pantherinus)
  Robust striped skink (C. robustus)