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Whitsunday rainbow-skink

Whitsunday rainbow-skink (Carlia inconnexa)
Whitsunday Island, Queensland. Breeding male.
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Carlia inconnexa - Ingram & Covacevich, 1989
Pronunciation  KAR-lee-ah   INN-conn-EXX-ah
Etymology  Carlia: thought to be meaningless.
inconnexa: "the name is from the Latin that means 'unjoined', which is an allusion to the skink's insular environment."1 This species was originally described as an island subspecies of the open-litter rainbow-skink (Carlia pectoralis).
Other names  Carlia pectoralis inconnexa 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.97 cm
Species max: 5.24 cm
Clutch size
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