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Western Pilbara spiny-tailed skink

Western Pilbara spiny-tailed skink (Egernia cygnitos)
Mt Mcleod, Western Australia
Photo © Henry Cook
Egernia cygnitos - Doughty, Kealley & Donnellan, 2011
Pronunciation  eh-GER-nee-ah  
Etymology  cygnitos: 'cygnitos (Greek) means resembling the red dwarf star 61 Cygni in the constellation Cygnus (over 11 light years from Earth), in reference to the reddish colouration of this species relative to the eastern Pilbara species. Used as a noun in apposition.'1
Other names  pygmy spiny-tailed skink
Egernia depressa 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 10.2 cm
Litter size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


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