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Rose's shadeskink

Rose's shadeskink (Saproscincus rosei)
Lamington Plateau, Queensland
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Saproscincus rosei - Wells & Wellington, 1985
Pronunciation  SAP-roh-SKINK-uss   ROSE-ee
Etymology  Saproscincus: 'rotten skink'1, in reference to their use of decaying leaf-litter as a microhabitat.
rosei: after "A.B.(Tony) Rose, of the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, Sydney, in recognition of his contributions of reptile specimens to the Australian Museum."2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6.5 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Queensland


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