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McIlwraith bar-lipped skink

McIlwraith bar-lipped skink (Glaphyromorphus nyanchupinta)
McIlwraith Range, Queensland
Photo © Conrad Hoskin
Glaphyromorphus nyanchupinta - Hoskin & Couper, 2014
Etymology  Glaphyromorphus: 'polished form'1
nyanchupinta: "Nyanchupinta translates as: 'nyanchu' for 'dead leaves or mulch' and 'pinta' for 'covered', referring to the lizard being hidden in the leaf-litter. The species was named by Elders of the Kaantju clan, traditional owners of the McIlwraith Range where the species lives."2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5.4 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Known only from the uplands of McIlwraith Range, north-east Australia. All individuals have been collected in the same area, at about 530 m elevation in the headwaters of Peach Ck. The McIlwraith Range is poorly explored and it is likely the species is more widespread in the uplands."2

Found in the following Australian states/territories



"Found in upland rainforest. Individuals have been collected from under logs in rainforest."2

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