Large tough scales looking like roofing shingles. The tail is short and stocky and looks somewhat like its head.
Semi desert. Bushland.
Also called the Stumpytail. This skink curls its body around in this defence posture, offering its tail as an alternative target for a predator, thereby protecting its head from attack.
Lat: -36.06, Long: 144.11
Spotted on Sep 17, 2011
Submitted on Nov 17, 2011
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