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Western narrow-banded skink

western narrow-banded skink (Eremiascincus pallidus)
Wickham area, Western Australia
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Eremiascincus pallidus - Günther, 1875
Pronunciation  EH-re-MEE-ah-SKINK-uss  
Etymology  Eremiascincus: 'desert skink'.1
pallidus: "The specific name 'pallidus' is Latin for 'pale' in reference to the pale dorsal coloration of that species."2
Other names  Western sand-swimming skink
Eremiascincus fasciolatus 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6.4 cm
Species max: 7.7 cm
Litter size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia


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