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Northern barsided skink

northern barsided skink (Eulamprus brachysoma)
Whitsunday Island, Queensland
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Eulamprus brachysoma - (Lönnberg & Andersson, 1915)
Pronunciation  you-LAM-pruss   brack-ee-SO-mah
Etymology  Eulamprus: 'good-beautiful'1
brachysoma: 'arm body'.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 7.5 cm
Litter size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Eastern Queensland, from about Murgon, north to Cape Melville. Wilson & Swan (2010) reports them as far north as Coen3. "The Coen record (AM R 16541) has been questioned on the grounds that subsequent extensive faunal surveys in the area have failed to reveal additional specimens (K. McDonald, in litt.). However, there is no basis to fault the data associated with the specimen."2

Found in the following Australian states/territories



Moist woodland to closed shrubland and forest. Arboreal and saxicolous; sometimes on man-made structures (e.g., brick structures).2

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