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Lewis' shadeskink

Lewis' shadeskink (Saproscincus lewisi)
Cape Tribulation, Qld
Photo © David Fischer
Saproscincus lewisi - Couper & Keim, 1998
Pronunciation  SAP-roh-SKINK-uss   LEW-iss-ee
Etymology  Saproscincus: 'rotten skink'1, in reference to their use of decaying leaf-litter as a microhabitat.
lewisi: "Named for Lewis Roberts, an Honorary Consultant of the Queensland Museum."2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.2 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
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Found in the following Australian states/territories



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