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Fine-browed dwarf skink

fine-browed dwarf skink (Pygmaeascincus koshlandae)
McIvor River, Queensland
Photo © Michael Anthony
Pygmaeascincus koshlandae - Greer, 1991
Pronunciation  pig-MEE-ah-SKINK-uss   KOSH-land-ee
Etymology  Pygmaeascincus: "From the Latin pygmaea for pygmy. Referring to the very small size of the three species. These skinks, at SVL < 30 mm, are amongst the smallest skinks in the world".1
koshlandae: "named for Phyllis A. Koshland for her contributions to Australian herpetology through collecting and illustrating."2
Other names  Menetia koshlandae 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 2.8 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


South-eastern Cape York Peninsula, Queensland.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



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