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Acritoscincus platynotus

Red-throated Skink

Common name: Red-throated Skink. SVL 80mm.

Red-throated Skink is one of one of three three-lined (Acritoscincus, formerly included in Bassiana) species in Australia. Three-lined skinks belong to the Eugongylus Group of skinks. There are two three-lined species in the Canberra region.

Red-throated Skink like other three-lined skink has a distinctive pattern. It sometimes has a bright red throat.

Distribution: Likely widespread in Canberra region but pattern of distribution is unclear.

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Acritoscincus platynotus (Red-throated Skink) at Woodlands, NSW - 21 Jan 2022 by PDL08
Acritoscincus platynotus (Red-throated Skink) at Woodlands, NSW - 21 Jan 2022 by PDL08

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Species information

  • Acritoscincus platynotus Scientific name
  • Red-throated Skink Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 1079m Recorded at altitude
  • Machine learning
  • External link More information
  • Synonyms

    Acritoscincus platynota

    Acritoscincus platynotum

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