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Bartle Frere cool-skink
Techmarscincus - Wells & Wellington, 1985

 Etymology: "derived from techna, meaning a subtlety, or artform, in reference to the morphology of this skink"1

Taxonomic notes:

The sole member of this genus was previously the sole member of Bartleia.
This genus was described (albeit very briefly) in Wells & Wellington (1985).2

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

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: Bartle Frere cool-skink (Techmarscincus jigurru) at 7 cm
 Longest Australian species: Bartle Frere cool-skink (Techmarscincus jigurru) at 7 cm
Number of Australian species: 1

Bartle Frere cool-skink (Techmarscincus jigurru)
Mount Bartle Frere, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Bartle Frere cool-skink (Techmarscincus jigurru) distribution range map Techmarscincus jigurru
Bartle Frere cool-skink
Year described
(Covacevich 1984)

  1. Richard Wells (2005). Etymology of Wells and Wellington Names.
  2. 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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