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Stout barsided skink

stout barsided skink (Eulamprus sokosoma)
Orpheus Island, Queensland
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Eulamprus sokosoma - Greer, 1992
Pronunciation  you-LAM-pruss   SOKE-oh-SOH-mah
Etymology  Eulamprus: 'good-beautiful'1
sokosoma: "From the Greek for stout (sokos) and body (soma) and alluding to the characteristically robust body of the species."2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 8 cm
Litter size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Central Queensland coast and interior, from about Townsville south to Injune.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



"Closed vine thickets along east-facing gullies. Arboreal and saxicolous; retreating into crevices; diurnal; heliothermic in filtered or patchy sunlight."2

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