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Southern snow skink

southern snow skink (Niveoscincus microlepidotus)
Mount Wellington, Tasmaniamania
Photo © Jordan de Jong
Niveoscincus microlepidotus - (O'Shaughnessy, 1874)
Pronunciation  NIV-ee-oh-SKINK-uss  
Etymology  Niveoscincus: "From the latin nivea, snow, and neo-Latin scincus, a skink, alluding to the cold climates inhabited by these skinks. Genus masculine."1
Other names  boulder cool-skink
 
 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 7 cm
Reproduction
Live-bearing
Litter size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Range

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Tasmania

Habitat

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