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Rainforest cool-skink

rainforest cool-skink (Harrisoniascincus zia)
Lamington Plateau, Qld
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Harrisoniascincus zia - (Ingram & Ehmann, 1981)
Pronunciation  HARR-iss-son-ee-ah-SKINK-uss   ZEE-ah
Etymology  Harrisoniascincus: "Named for the late Dr Launcelot Harrison, of Sydney University, N.S.W."1
zia: unknown.
Other names  solo skink
Leiolopisma zia
Cautula zia
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5.5 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Coastal northern New South Wales and adjacent parts of southern Queensland.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Queensland


Montane rainforests.

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