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Lancelin Island skink

Lancelin Island skink (Ctenotus lancelini)
Lancelin Island, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Ctenotus lancelini - Ford, 1969
Pronunciation  ten-OH-tus  
Etymology  Ctenotus: 'comb ear', refering to the comb-like projections at the ear opening.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 8 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found naturally only on Lancelin Island, off the coast of Lancelin, Western Australia. In 2003, a second population was established on Favourite Island, Jurien Bay, founded from lizards bred at Perth Zoo.

A sole mainland record of this species is thought to be of an accidentally translocated individual, as further survey work at the mainland location has found no additional specimens.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


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