Lampropholis

Herpetofaunal category
Introduced Skinks
Title
Lampropholis
Origin
Non native

Image attribution: Rainbow skink © Nick Harker

 

Lampropholis is an Australian genus of small diurnal skinks. The delicate garden skink (Lampropholis delicata), also known as the rainbow skink or plague skink, was accidentally introduced to Auckland, New Zealand, some time in the 1960's and has since spread to other parts of the country