Southwestern Cool SkinkScientific name: Acritoscincus trilineatus

Meaning of name: Acritoscincus is from the Greek word akritos, meaning mixed, and the Latin word scincus, meaning skink. Trilineatus is from the Latin word trilineatum meaning three-lined.

Distribution: Occurs from Gin Gin to Israelite Bay.

Description: A brown or grey skink to 13 centimetres long, which usually has 5 indistinct dark brown or black lines on its back.

Notes: Both sexes can have a reddish chin and throat, the colour intensifying during the breeding season.

References: A Guide to the Reptiles and Frogs of the Perth Region. Brian Bush, Brad Maryan, Robert Browne-Cooper, David Robinson. 2010