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Cape Melville shadeskink
Cape Melville, Queensland
Photo © Conrad Hoskin
Saproscincus: 'rotten skink'1 - Wells & Wellington (1984). A synopsis of the Class Reptilia in Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, 1(3-4):73-129., in reference to their use of decaying leaf-litter as a microhabitat.
saltus: "saltus; from the Latin for leaping. In recognition of the agility of this species across boulders. The species epithet is treated as a noun in apposition."2 - Hoskin, Conrad J. (2013). A new skink (Scincidae: Saproscincus) from rocky rainforest habitat on Cape Melville, north-east Australia. Zootaxa, 3722(3):385-395.
Cape Melville shade skink
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