SPENCER'S SKINK Pseudemoia spenceri (Lucas and Frost, 1894)
Found in the highland and other very cold areas of Victoria and Southern NSW, this lizard attains 14 cm. Spencer's Skink occurs in high altitude forests and woodlands. It is usually found under tree bark, rock exfoliation's and crevices, from where it emerges to bask and seek its' insect food. A large number of specimens are seen around the walls of bush huts built in this lizard's habitat. This lizard is active at very low temperatures.
Mating is in late summer, autumn and spring, with sperm being held by the female until ovulation in late spring. After 10-12 weeks gestation 1-3 live young measuring about 3 cm are produced.
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.