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Buchanan's snake-eyed skink

Buchanan's snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus buchananii)
Newman region, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Cryptoblepharus buchananii - Gray, 1838
Pronunciation  KRIP-toe-BLEFF-ah-russ   bue-KAN-onn-ee-ee
Etymology  Cryptoblepharus: 'hidden eyelid', referring to the fused eyelids.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Mid and southern Western Australia, from the Pilbara region to much of southern Western Australia.1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


Found on trees and rocks.

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