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Nangur spiny skink

Nangur spiny skink (Nangura spinosa)
South-east Queensland
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Nangura spinosa - Covacevich, Couper & James, 1993
Pronunciation  nan-GHUR-a   spin-OH-sah
Etymology  Nangura: after the type locality for this genus.
spinosa: 'spiny'.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 9.5 cm
Litter size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Conservation status

Aust: critically endangered
Qld: endangered

Conservation notes

This skink is only found in two patches of forest (one National Park and one State Forest). No specific management action has been devised yet.

Advice to Minister recommending status change to 'critically endangered'.

General threats

General threats to reptiles, and indeed all native wildlife, include:

Note: these are general threats and may not apply to this particular species.

How you can help

There are many ways you can help our reptiles. Here are my top three suggestions:

  1. donate to a habitat restoration organisation
  2. ensure your carbon footprint is as small as possible
  3. donate to another habitat restoration organisation
Notes and disclaimer
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