Saproscincus spectabilis

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Saproscincus spectabilis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Saproscincus
Species: S. spectabilis
Binomial name
Saproscincus spectabilis
(De Vis, 1888)
Synonyms [1]

Saproscincus galli Wells & Wellington, 1985

Saproscinus spectabilis known as the pale-lipped shade skink is a small lizard found in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia.[2] The habitat is cool, shaded gullies where it feeds on small insects. It may be seen on sunny rocky outcrops within gullies. Ground cover and rocky cracks are required to avoid predation from birds such as the kookaburra and pied currawong.


  1. ^ "Saproscincus galli". - animals and plants. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ John C. Wombey & Ian J. Mason (2006). CSIRO List of Australian Vertebrates: a Reference with Conservation Status. CSIRO Publishing. p. 36. ISBN 9780643090750.