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Southern red-throated rainbow-skink

southern red-throated rainbow-skink (Carlia rubrigularis)
Millaa Millaa Falls, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Carlia rubrigularis - Ingram & Covacevich, 1989
Pronunciation  KAR-lee-ah  
Etymology  Carlia: thought to be meaningless.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


The Australian Wet Tropics, from the Paluma Range north to about Cooktown.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



Rainforests and wet sclerophyll forests; particularly common in rainforest clearings and along forest edges.

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