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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 Leiolopisma entracasteauxii (Dumeril and Bibron, 1839)
Two species of lizard are grouped here. They have been termed form A and form B. Leiolopisma entracasteauxii is found throughout the higher country of NSW, most of Victoria and Tasmania, and far south east South Australia. These lizards are very common where they occur.
Form A and Form B are found in the same areas sometimes, but in general form A is found in warmer habitats than form B.
Both forms are highly variable in colour and patterning. During the breeding season males may have red shoulders, sides of neck and belly, (Usually form B).
Typical specimens of each are shown. Form A averages 9 cm whilst Form B is larger, more heavily built and averages 11 cm. Both lizards are insectivorous, diurnal and live bearers. Most specimens are found either under ground litter, or foraging for insects during the day.
Mating is in mid to late summer.
The sperm is stored internally until ovulation the following spring.
After 10-12 weeks gestation, 2-6 live young are born around February.

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