Plague (rainbow) skink

Plague skink tracks 4sq

Plague skink prints on tracking card with scale ruler.

Species identification is possible by counting 11-13 lamellae of front and 21-23 lamellae of rear 4th toes, where a well defined print has been made. The prints are tiny, given that plague skinks vary between 36 – 55 mm long from snout to base of tail.

Photograph: by Karen Denyer, taken at Massey in west Auckland