Mount Cooper Striped Skink  |  

Lerista vittata

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

The Mount Cooper Striped Lerista is a pale grey or grey-brown reptile growing to 6.5 cm with faint, dark-brown flecks on the head and back, a broad, dark-brown stripe from snout to tail, whitish belly, absent forelimbs, single-digit hind limbs and 18 mid-body scale rows.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Lerista vittata

    Additional threats include inappropriate fire regimes and weed invasion that degrade the habitat (Cogger; 2000 DEW; 2007 EPA; 2007).