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Hosmer’s Skink

Ergernia hosmeri

Class: Reptilia
Lifespan: Up to 25 years   
Diet: Omnivore   
Height: Up to 18cm                            
Reproduction: Live birth 
Status: Least Concern

The scales of the Hosmer’s skink are equipped with sharp barbs or spikes. When threatened, they will wedge themselves into rocky crevasses and puff their bodies out, making them very difficult to remove.

These skinks live in small colonies and are viviparous, giving birth to an average of four live young at a time.