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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
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  1. Borsboom, A.C.; Couper, P.J.; Amey, A.; & Hoskin, C.J. (2011). Distribution and population genetic structure of the critically endangered skink Nangura spinosa, and the implications for management. Australian Journal of Zoology, 58(6):369-375.
  2. Covacevich, J. A.; Couper, P. J.; & James, C. (1993). A new skink, Nangura spinosa gen. et sp. nov., from a dry rainforest of southeastern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 34(1):159-167. - search web for this article
  3. Hannah, D.; Agnew, G.; Hamley, B.; & Hogan, L. (1997). New information on the narrowly-restricted skink Nangura spinosa. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 42(1):90. - search web for this article
  4. Borsboom, A. C.; Smyth, G.; & Rider, E. (2005). The rare Queensland skink Nangura spinosa: Surveys, distribution, habitat, threats, management and conservation status. Unpublished report - Environmental Protection Agency, Queensland - search web for this report
  5. O'Connor, D. & Moritz, C. (2003). A molecular phylogeny of the Australian skink genera Eulamprus, Gnypetoscincus and Nangura. Australian Journal of Zoology, 51(4):317-330. - search web for this article

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