Legless Skink, Mount Abbot
A recently described Legless Skink from the top (above 800m) of Mount Abbot to the west of Bowen.
“The two new species described ……… are of conservation concern, particularly when, as in the case of P. auxilliger, they are not in any protected area or, as in P. monachus, they are potentially impacted by climate change.”
Reference : Diversity and Systematics of Limbless Skinks(Anomalopus) from Eastern Australia and the Skeletal Changes that Accompany the Substrate Swimming Body Form
Authors: Hutchinson, Mark N., Couper, Patrick, Amey, Andrew, and Wilmer, Jessica Worthington
Source: Journal of Herpetology, 55(4) : 361-384
Published By: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
|Information sources:||Picture taken from paper Hutchinson et al 2021 (Journal of Herpetology)|