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Black rock skink

black rock skink (Egernia saxatilis)
Macquarie Pass, NSW
Photo © David Fischer
Egernia saxatilis - Cogger, 1960
Pronunciation  eh-GER-nee-ah  
Etymology  saxatilis: rock-dwelling.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 13.5 cm
Litter size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Egernia saxatilis saxatilis - Restricted to the Warrumbungle Mountains, New South Wales.
Egernia saxatilis intermedia - From the Grampians in Victoria, through the Australian Capital Territory, north to the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria


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