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A definitive and authoratative book on Australia's Reptiles and Frogs.  It is now available on CD-rom along with over 100 definitive reptile-related publications - It is a COVENTRY'S SKINK Leiolopisma coventryi Rawlinson, 1975
This 10 cm lizard lives in the highlands of southern NSW and Victoria. It is only readily distinguishable from the Garden skink Lampropholis delicata, by the fact that it's nostrils are much closer together.
This small lizard is found in association with dead timber and other ground litter in the wooded habitats that it is found in. Largest numbers of this species are found in recently burnt forests. This insectivorous lizard is active at very low daytime temperatures.
When over-wintering this species may be found in a state of torpor in sites, such as within rotten logs, often with a number of other reptiles of the same or other species.
Mating occurs during autumn, winter and spring, with ovulation occurring about October/November. 1-7 live young, (average 3) are produced in February. Like a number of small skinks this species has the capability of long term storage of male sperm.

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