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Inland snake-eyed skink

Inland snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus australis)
Mt Isa, Queensland
Photo © Mark Sanders
Cryptoblepharus australis - (Sternfeld, 1918)
Pronunciation  KRIP-toe-BLEFF-ah-russ   oss-TRAH-liss
Etymology  Cryptoblepharus: 'hidden eyelid', referring to the fused eyelids.
australis: 'southern', or more generally referring to Australia.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Arid inland Australia, extending north to vicinity of Barkly Highway in the Northern Territory and Queensland, east to the central plains of Queensland and New South Wales, and south to Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. In Western Australia, known from Murchison and great Victoria Desert bioregions."1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia


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