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Rainforest cool-skink
Harrisoniascincus - Wells & Wellington, 1985

Pronunciation: HARR-iss-son-ee-ah-SKINK-uss
 Etymology: "Named for the late Dr Launcelot Harrison, of Sydney University, N.S.W."1

Taxonomic notes:

The sole member of this genus was previously the sole member of Cautula.

This genus was described in Wells & Wellington (1985).1

Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 1 out of 1 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: rainforest cool-skink (Harrisoniascincus zia) at 5.5 cm
 Longest Australian species: rainforest cool-skink (Harrisoniascincus zia) at 5.5 cm
Number of Australian species: 1

rainforest cool-skink (Harrisoniascincus zia)
Lamington Plateau, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
rainforest cool-skink (Harrisoniascincus zia) distribution range map Harrisoniascincus zia
Rainforest cool-skink
Year described
(Ingram & Ehmann 1981)

  1. Wells, Richard W. & Wellington, Ross C. (1985). A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, Supplementary Series, 1:1-61. - search web for this article
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