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Short-necked worm-skink

short-necked worm-skink (Anomalopus brevicollis)
Mount Etna, Queensland
Photo © Anders Zimny
Anomalopus brevicollis - Greer & Cogger, 1985
Pronunciation  ann-OMM-ah-loh-puss   brev-ee-KOLL-iss
Etymology  Anomalopus: 'strange foot'.
brevicollis: "The name brevicollis derives from the Latin for 'short neck' and calls attention to reduced number of cervical vertebrae (8 instead of 9)."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 8.3 cm
Clutch size
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Found in the following Australian states/territories



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