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Monsoonal three-keeled rainbow-skink

Monsoonal three-keeled rainbow-skink (Carlia isostriacantha)
North Kimberley, Western Australia
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Carlia isostriacantha - Alfonso Silva, Santos, Ogilvie & Moritz, 2017
Pronunciation  KAR-lee-ah   EYE-soss-try-ah-CAN-tha
Etymology  Carlia: thought to be meaningless.
isostriacantha: 'Isostriacantha is derived from equal in greek (isos) with triacantha, (three spines, referring to the three keels in scales) due to the difficulty of morphologically distinguishing from its sister species C. triacantha.'
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Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4 cm
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