Sunday 15 July 2018

Cunningham's Skink

Cunningham's Skink Egernia cunninghami is a big bruiser of a skink, which are usually smooth delicate little lizards, not spiny looking 40cm long monsters. Sun loving omnivores, they hang out in groups in rocky outcrops and hollow logs, regularly popping out to soak up some rays. They give birth to live young.

Named after the explorer and botanist Allan Cunningham, they can be found in south eastern Australia. Cunningham collected the first specimen for science in the Blue Mountains in the first quarter of the 19th century.

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