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Elegant snake-eyed skink

elegant snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus pulcher)
Brisbane, Queensland
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Cryptoblepharus pulcher - (Sternfeld, 1918)
Pronunciation  KRIP-toe-BLEFF-ah-russ  
Etymology  Cryptoblepharus: 'hidden eyelid', referring to the fused eyelids.
Other names  Cryptoblepharus virgatus
Cryptoblepharus suburbia
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.5 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Cryptoblepharus pulcher clarus - far southern regions of Western and South Australia.
Cryptoblepharus pulcher pulcher - far eastern Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia



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