Tiliqua ornata, Gray, “Dieff. N.Z., “Vol. II., p. 202. Eulampus ornatus, Fitz.
This species varies from pale to golden brown; it is more or less spotted on the back with blackish brown, and generally has an interrupted band of the same colour on the sides; the scales of the back are streaked with black; below it is greenish, or yellowish white with black spots. The tail is thick and short, and is slightly serrated by the projecting tips of the scales. The length of the head and body is about 3 inches; of the tail 2.25 inches. It is found under stones and logs, both in the bush and in the open country.