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Bartle Frere cool-skink

Bartle Frere cool-skink (Techmarscincus jigurru)
Mount Bartle Frere, Queensland
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Techmarscincus jigurru - (Covacevich, 1984)
Etymology  Techmarscincus: "derived from techna, meaning a subtlety, or artform, in reference to the morphology of this skink"1
jigurru: "'Jigurru' is both the Mamu and the Ngajan name for this lizard, acccording to Molly Ramond and George Watson, the last people to speak these languages well. Their people lived in the rainforest country at the headwaters of the Mulgrave and Russell Rivers on the slopes of the Bellenden Ker Range and their territories overlapped in the high mountains such as Bartle Frere."2
Other names  Leiolopisma jigurru
Bartleia jigurru
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 7 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found only in and around the summit of Mt Bartle Frere, North Queensland.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



On boulders and trees above approximately 1000 metres elevation.

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