Plague (rainbow) skink

Plague skink nest 2sq

Communal plague skink clutch.

Communal plague skink nest or clutch containing eggs of at least 8-16 females.  A female plague skink can lay as few as 3 eggs or as many as 8 at a time, thus it is not possible to know how exactly many females may have contributed to a clutch.

Photograph: by Jacqui Wairepo