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Ctenotus taeniolatus

Copper-tailed Skink

Common name: Copper-tailed Skink. SVL: 80mm.

The Copper-tailed Skink is one of 103 species of striped-skink (Ctenotus) in Australia. Striped-skinks are also called ‘comb-eared skinks' because of the row of small scales on the anterior edge of their ears, or simply Ctenotus. Striped-skinks belongs to the Sphenomorphus Group of skinks. 

Copper-tailed Skink has a striking pattern with a series of black (sometimes brown) and white stripes, and an obvious copper tail.

Distribution: Likely common in grasslands and woodlands.

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Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Warrimoo, NSW - 22 Aug 2006 by PatrickCampbell
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Warrimoo, NSW - 22 Aug 2006 by PatrickCampbell

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Species information

  • Ctenotus taeniolatus Scientific name
  • Copper-tailed Skink Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 999.9m Recorded at altitude

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