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Cape Melville bar-lipped skink

Cape Melville bar-lipped skink (Glaphyromorphus othelarrni)
Melville Range, Queensland
Photo © Conrad Hoskin
Glaphyromorphus othelarrni - Hoskin & Couper, 2014
Pronunciation   
Etymology  Glaphyromorphus: 'polished form'1
othelarrni: "Othelarrni means 'He Listens' and this was a name given to Bob Flinders, who was born in the Cape Melville area and who passed on much of the knowledge and responsibility for that country to the current generation of its Traditional Owners. The species was named by the bubu gudjin of Cape Melville, the Traditional Owners who have the responsibility to speak for the land where the species live."2
Other names   
 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 9.3 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Range

"Known only from the Melville Range, Cape Melville, north-eastern Australia."
"...recorded in three areas: in the vicinity of the type locality in the western uplands (14°16'33" S, 144°29'32" E, 450–520 m a.s.l.), around the highest peak in the Melville Ra.(14°16'59" S, 144°29'59" E, 600 m a.s.l.), and in the lowlands at the south of the range (14°18'55" S, 144°29'50" E, 110 m a.s.l.)."2

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Queensland

Habitat

"Found in rocky areas in rainforest. All individuals were found where thick leaf- litter had accumulated at the base of boulders or amongst boulders. Skinks were observed active in the leaf-litter, on adjacent rock surfaces, and amongst crevices between the boulders. When pursued the skinks retreated deep into the leaf-litter or into rock crevices. Activity was greatest in the couple of hours before dusk, and during this period the skink was commonly encountered wherever there were boulders in the rainforest."2

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