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Common Scaly-foot

Pygopus lepidopodus


Snake like in appearance. Up to 80 cm in length with a noticeable "keel" or ridge on the top of the lizard. Variable in colours and pattern. Occasionally grey with black spots. Sometimes coppery brown with a grey tail. Other patterns and variations occur. Prominent limb flaps may be seen on close inspection, hence the name "scaly foot".


Open Woodland.

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Aug 26, 2011
Submitted on Jul 27, 2013

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