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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

Natural history

This species was only discovered in 1992.2 A second population was discovered in 1997.3
Generally diurnal2, but may be crepuscular during April4 and summer (pers. obs. SM). Lives in single-entrance burrows, often sharing with young or other adults.2 These burrows may be used for at least 8 years.2
Thought to be live-bearing due to close genetic affinities with live-bearing skink genera.5


Arthropods, especially beetles and spiders.2

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