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Cone-eared calyptotis

cone-eared calyptotis (Calyptotis lepidorostrum)
Crediton State Forest, Queensland
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Calyptotis lepidorostrum - Greer, 1983
Pronunciation  KAL-ipp-TOH-tiss   LEP-id-oh-ROSS-trum
Etymology  Calyptotis: 'hidden ear'
lepidorostrum: "The name lepidorostrum derives from the Greek word for scale (lepidos) and the Latin word for snout (rostrum) and calls attention to the presence of distinct prefrontal scales in contrast to their absence in the closely related C. scutirostrum."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5.5 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


From the Sunshine Coast, north to Mackay.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



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