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Fire-tailed rainbow-skink

fire-tailed rainbow-skink (Lygisaurus parrhasius)
Glennie Tableland, Queensland
Photo © Michael Anthony
Lygisaurus parrhasius - (Couper, Covacevich & Lethbridge, 1994)
Pronunciation  LIE-gee-SOHR-uss  
Etymology  Lygisaurus: 'flexible lizard'.1
parrhasius: "For the Greek artist, Parrhasius, a master of deception through his work."2
Other names  Carlia parrhasius 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 3.3 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
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Found in the following Australian states/territories



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