PIGMY SPINY TAILED SKINK Egernia depressa (Gunther, 1875)
Found in most desert and near desert parts of Western Australia, this lizard attains 17 cm in length. It is usually found in association with rock outcrops throughout it's range, however large numbers also inhabit the big termite hills in the Pilbara region.
This lizard also uses its spines to wedge itself in crevices when threatened. The diet is varied consisting of both insects and plant material. It bears live young.
The above was from the book Australian Reptiles and Frogs by Raymond Hoser and now available on a fantastic CD-Rom along with a vast amount of other information, papers and the like on reptiles, frogs and other wildlife.