Spotted skink

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Spotted skink
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Spotted Skink at Cataract Gorge in Tasmania, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Niveoscincus
Species: N. ocellatus
Binomial name
Niveoscincus ocellatus
(Gray, 1845)

Leiolopisma ocellata

The spotted skink (Niveoscincus ocellatus), sometimes called the ocellated cool-skink or ocellated skink, is a skink endemic to Tasmania, Australia. It is a ground-dwelling, viviparous species, usually found in rocky habitats, and widespread in the northern and eastern parts of the state, as well as in the eastern Bass Strait islands. The N. ocellatus is often found at Arthurs Lake in the Central Highlands of Tasmania.[1][2]


  1. ^ TPWS: Wildlife of Tasmania – Spotted Skink
  2. ^ Cogger, H.G. (1979). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed: Sydney. ISBN 0-589-50108-9