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Gidyea Skink Egernia stokesii, or Gidgee (also Gidyea) Skink, is a rare and shy skink, living in the various arid and semi-arid zones of northern Australia. It finds shelter in hollows of tree and logs and under rocks etc. It is a gregarious animal who is often found living in family groups. It&#039;s shy nature and the remote areas it inhabits mean it is rarely seen.<br />
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Nikon D700<br />
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Gidyea Skink

Egernia stokesii, or Gidgee (also Gidyea) Skink, is a rare and shy skink, living in the various arid and semi-arid zones of northern Australia. It finds shelter in hollows of tree and logs and under rocks etc. It is a gregarious animal who is often found living in family groups. It's shy nature and the remote areas it inhabits mean it is rarely seen.

Nikon D700
Nikkor 50mm f1.8

    comments (3)

  1. Thank you for making the species identification work - I tried at upload but couldn't make it happen. Thank you! Posted 5 years ago
    1. You're welcome! I created a record for the species in the JungleDragon database. When you know the exact species name like in this case and there is no wikipedia record for it in English, you can request a record to be created from the advanced options for species ID to make sure that the moderators are aware of it (a few of us will get an email). Posted 5 years ago
  2. Rarely seen, yet you did see it. Spectacular spotting and a wonderful new species! Posted 5 years ago

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The Gidgee Skink (Egernia stokesii) is a shy species of spiny-tailed skink belonging to the large Egernia genus of Australian lizards.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Jun 12, 2014. Captured Oct 11, 2010 14:02.
  • NIKON D700
  • f/9.0
  • 1/50s
  • ISO200
  • 200mm