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Adams' snake-eyed skink

Adams' snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus adamsi)
Blencoe Falls, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Cryptoblepharus adamsi - Horner, 2007
Pronunciation  KRIP-toe-BLEFF-ah-russ   ADD-ams-ee
Etymology  Cryptoblepharus: 'hidden eyelid', referring to the fused eyelids.
adamsi: after Mark Adams (Evolutionary Biology Unit, South Australian Museum) in recognition of his contributions to skink taxonomy.1
Other names  Cryptoblepharus virgatus 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Mid-north coastal regions of Queensland, from Mount Molloy, south to Mount Larcom and inland to west of Mount Surprise."1

Found in the following Australian states/territories




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