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Hidden litter-skink

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Lygisaurus abscondita - (Worthington Wilmer, Couper, Amey, Zug & Roberts, 2005)
Pronunciation  LIE-gee-SOHR-uss  
Etymology  Lygisaurus: 'flexible lizard'.1
abscondita: Latin for concealed/hidden, referring to this species being 'hidden' within the Carlia aerata group (L. malleolus in particular) and its subsequent detection with molecular techniques.2
Other names  Carlia abscondita 
 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 3 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Range

Known only from Bulleringa National Park in north Queensland.2

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Queensland

Habitat

Open woodlands (eucalypt and corymbia) with sparse to dense grass cover. Have been found in leaf-litter in and around exfoliated slabs of sandstone.2

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