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Tawny snake-eyed skink

tawny snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus ruber)
Victoria River District, Northern Territory
Photo © Tom Parkin
Cryptoblepharus ruber - Börner & Schüttler, 1981
Pronunciation  KRIP-toe-BLEFF-ah-russ   RUE-ber
Etymology  Cryptoblepharus: 'hidden eyelid', referring to the fused eyelids.
Other names  Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus
Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus ruber
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


North-western and mid-northern Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Western Australia



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