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Magnetic Island dwarf skink

Magnetic Island dwarf skink (Pygmaeascincus sadlieri)
Magnetic Island, Queensland
Photo © Angus McNab
Pygmaeascincus sadlieri - Greer, 1991
Pronunciation  pig-MEE-ah-SKINK-uss   SADD-lee-err-ee
Etymology  Pygmaeascincus: "From the Latin pygmaea for pygmy. Referring to the very small size of the three species. These skinks, at SVL < 30 mm, are amongst the smallest skinks in the world".1
sadlieri: "named for Ross Sadlier for his contributions to Australian herpetology through collecting, collection management and research."2
Other names  Menetia sadlieri 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 2.2 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Known from only Magnetic Island, off the coast of Townsville, Queensland.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



Lowlands of Magnetic Island, including "seasonally dry Melaleuca swamps and areas with thick leaf litter"3.

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