Bartle Frere Skink
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Range Queensland
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Family Scincidae
Genus Techmarscincus
Species T. jigurru

The Bartle frere skink (Techmarscincus jigurru) is a rare and endangered skink lizard first discovered in 1981. This skink is agile and energetic. It has a rainbow sheen color. Their bodies are long and flat with short limbs and a very long tail. The Bartle Frere is only seen out and basking during the day. A night, the skink retreats back into the cracks in the exposed granite. The bartle frere skink tolerates juveniles in the same area, as most skinks do not.


The Bartle Frere are usually found above 1400 m on the slopes of Queensland's highest mountains (e.g., Mount Bartle Frere). They spend most of their time on top of exposed granite boulders. The climate is of a temperate rain forest.


They are oviparous.

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