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Coastal plains skink

coastal plains skink (Ctenotus ora)
Cape Naturaliste, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Ctenotus ora - Kay & Keogh, 2012
Pronunciation  ten-OH-tus   ORR-ah
Etymology  Ctenotus: 'comb ear', refering to the comb-like projections at the ear opening.
ora: "ora is Latin for 'coast', 'seaside' or 'shore' and is in reference to the coastal distribution of the species."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


Coastal plains

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