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Red-tailed calyptotis

red-tailed calyptotis (Calyptotis ruficauda)
Bruxner Park, New South Wales
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Calyptotis ruficauda - Greer, 1983
Pronunciation  KAL-ipp-TOH-tiss   RUE-fee-KAW-dah
Etymology  Calyptotis: 'hidden ear'
ruficauda: "The name ruficauda is intended to call attention to the coral pink underside of the tail in many of the larger individuals of the species."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5.5 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


North-eastern New South Wales.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales


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