Egernia obiri, Family Scincidae, also known as the Arnhem Land Egernia, is a large thickset ground-dwelling skink growing to at least 20 cm snout-vent length. It is grey to light brown above with a brown longitudinal streak and dark irregular patches on the flanks, behind the ear openings that merge into faint transverse bands between the front and back legs. The legs are short and chunky.
Arnhem Land Egernia |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Bellatorias obiri
The main potential threats to the Arnhem Land Egernia include changes to food resources and habitat quality caused by altered fire regimes; predation by feral cats (Felis catus); and impacts from Cane Toads (Chaunus marinus) (TSSC; 2006b Woinarski et al.; 2007).
Australian Government, Listing Advice, Bellatorias obiri
The threats to the species are changes in food resources caused by altered fire regimes and predation on the species by feral cats.
These threatening processes include changes in food resources caused by altered fire regimes and predation on the species by feral cats.