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Bartle Frere barsided skink

Bartle Frere barsided skink (Eulamprus frerei)
Mount Bartle Frere, Queensland
Photo © Anders Zimny
Eulamprus frerei - Greer, 1992
Pronunciation  you-LAM-pruss   FRERE-ee
Etymology  Eulamprus: 'good-beautiful'1
frerei: after Mt Bartle Frere, the type locality.2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6.5 cm
Litter size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Originally thought to occur only on the summit of Mt Bartle Frere (at 1,622m, Queensland's highest mountain), but now known to occur on the neighbouring Mt Bellenden Ker (1,593m) and on Mt Lewis (1,210m) on the Carbine Tableland.3

Found in the following Australian states/territories



"The summit of Mount Bartle Frere consists of large fields of granite boulders surrounded by dense rainforest; the area is cool to cold throughout the year and is frequently covered in mist."2

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