Common Dwarf SkinkMenetia greyii

Meaning of name: The meaning of Menetia is not known. Greyii honours Sir George Grey (1818 – 1898), former Governor of South Australia.

Distribution: Most of Western Australia apart from the Kimberley.

Description: A grey lizard, up to 9 centimetres long, with dark dashes on its back. Mature males have a yellow flush on their bellies and a pink flush on their throats.

Notes: The females lay two clutches of two or three eggs each year. Each egg measures 7-8mm long by 4-5mm wide. Depending on incubation temperature these can take 45 – 105 days to hatch.

References: A Guide to the Reptiles and Frogs of the Perth Region. Brian Bush, Brad Maryan, Robert Browne-Cooper, David Robinson. 1995
A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia. Steve Wilson and Gerry Swan. 2003
Lizards of Western Australia I Skinks. GM Storr, LA Smith, RE Johnstone. 1999