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Top End dwarf skink

Top End dwarf skink (Menetia alanae)
Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory
Photo © Brad Maryan
Menetia alanae - Rankin, 1979
Pronunciation  men-ETT-ee-ah  
Etymology  Menetia: Probably meaningless.1
alanae: "The species is named after Ms Alana Young of the Department of Herpetology, Australian Museum, in appreciation of assistance she has given the author in previous projects, particularly with the typing of manuscripts."
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 2.5 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory


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