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Pygmy snake-eyed skink

pygmy snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus tytthos)
Broome, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Cryptoblepharus tytthos - Horner, 2007
Pronunciation  KRIP-toe-BLEFF-ah-russ  
Etymology  Cryptoblepharus: 'hidden eyelid', referring to the fused eyelids.
tytthos: "From the Greek adjective tytthos, meaning 'little' or 'small'; in reference to this taxon being the smallest known species of Cryptoblepharus."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 3 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Far north-western Australia.
Records of this species from Mornington island (southern Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland) are thought to be erroneous.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia



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