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Western hooded scaly-foot

western hooded scaly-foot (Pygopus nigriceps)
Tanami Desert, Northern Territory
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Pygopus nigriceps - (Fischer, 1882)
Etymology  Pygopus: 'rump foot', referring to the flap-like scales either side of the vent.
nigriceps: 'black-headed'.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 22.7 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia


Recorded from the following parks/reserves

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