Three-toed earless skink

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Three-toed earless skink
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Hemiergis
H. decresiensis
Binomial name
Hemiergis decresiensis
(Cuvier, 1829)
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The three-toed earless skink (Hemiergis decresiensis) is a viviparous earless skink from southeastern Australia. [2]


Hemiergis decresiensis is a thin, smooth-scaled lizard with short legs, a movable, transparent lower eyelid and no visible ear opening. It is a burrowing species with only three small toes on each limb. The upper surface is a rich brown colour with a few dark brown stripes or spots. Its sides are greyish brown with darker spots and there is a narrow dark brown line along the side of the head and through the eye. [3] It lays several oval-shaped eggs that hatch only a few days later.

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  1. Hutchinson, M.N. (2010). "Hemiergis decresiensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . 2010: e.T178734A7605470. doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T178734A7605470.en .
  2. "Hemiergis decresiensis". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  3. Cogger, Harold G. (1975). Reptiles and amphibians of Australia. Sydney: A.H. & A.W. Reed. pp. 294–295. ISBN   978-0589071769.