Metallic skink

"Metallic skink" may also refer to the garden skink (Lampropholis delicata).

Carinascincus metallicus, the metallic cool-skink or metallic skink[2] is a species of skink in the family Scincidae. It is endemic to Australia, found in southern Victoria, as well as in Tasmania where it is the most widespread and common lizard, occurring on many offshore islands in Bass Strait as well as the mainland. It gives birth to live young. It is highly variable in colour and pattern, and may be a complex of closely related species.[3][4]

Metallic skink
Niveoscincus metallicus - Austin's Ferry.jpg
At Austins Ferry, Tasmania, Australia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Carinascincus
C. metallicus
Binomial name
Carinascincus metallicus
Carinascincus metallicus


  1. ^ Chapple, D.C, Michael, D., Robertson, P., Clemann, N. & Wapstra, E. 2018. Niveoscincus metallicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T109480617A109480628. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  2. ^ Carinascincus metallicus at the Reptile Database
  3. ^ "Metallic Skink". Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  4. ^ Cogger, H.G. (1979). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed: Sydney. ISBN 0-589-50108-9