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Pedra Branca cool-skink

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Niveoscincus palfreymani - (Rawlinson, 1974)
Pronunciation  NIV-ee-oh-SKINK-uss   PAWL-free-man-ee
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
palfreymani: after a Mr. Palfreyman, the first person recorded to have landed on Pedra Branca.
Other names  Pseudemoia palfreymani Rawlinson 1974
Leiolopisma palfreymani Greer 1974
 
 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 9.5 cm
Reproduction
Live-bearing
Litter size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Range

Found only on Pedra Branca Rock, a 2.5ha chunk of rock about 26km south of Tasmania.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Tasmania

Habitat

Lives on an exposed sandstone island. Virtually no soil, but at least one species of plant ekes out an existence by taking root in crevices.2

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