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Elegant rainbow-skink

elegant rainbow-skink (Carlia decora)
Mating Pair. Alligator Creek, Queensland.
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Carlia decora - Hoskin & Couper, 2012
Pronunciation  KAR-lee-ah   de-CORE-ah
Etymology  Carlia: thought to be meaningless.
decora: "From the Latin decora (feminine), meaning ‘beautiful'. In recognition of the beautiful form and colour pattern of this species. The species epithet is treated as a noun in apposition."1
Other names  Carlia pectoralis 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.42 cm
Species max: 4.86 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories



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