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Ragged snake-eyed skink

ragged snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus pannosus)
Porcupine Gorge, Queensland
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Cryptoblepharus pannosus - Horner, 2007
Pronunciation  KRIP-toe-BLEFF-ah-russ  
Etymology  Cryptoblepharus: 'hidden eyelid', referring to the fused eyelids.
pannosus: "From the Latin adjective pannosus, meaning ragged or tattered; in reference to the usually irregular borders of this taxon's pale dorsolateral stripes."1
Other names  Cryptoblepharus carnabyi 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 3.5 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Widely distributed through the eastern half of Australia, west of the Great Dividing Range.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria



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