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Vesey Fitzgerald's burrowing skink

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Order  Squamata
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Reptilia
Suborder  Sauria
Vesey-Fitzgerald's burrowing skink
Scientific name  Janetaescincus veseyfitzgeraldi
Similar  Dwarf bronze gecko, Gardiner's burrowing skink, Wright's skink, Giant bronze gecko, Ctenotus

Vesey-Fitzgerald's burrowing skink (Janetaescincus veseyfitzgeraldi ) is a species of lizard in the skink family, Scincidae.

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Etymology

The specific epithet, veseyfitzgeraldi, commemorates the Irish ecologist Leslie Desmond Edward Foster Vesey-Fitzgerald.

Geographic range

J. veseyfitzgeraldi is found only in the Seychelles.

Habitat

Its natural habitat of J. veseyfitzgeraldi is tropical moist lowland forests.

Conservation status

J. veseyfitzgeraldi is threatened by habitat loss.

References

Vesey-Fitzgerald's burrowing skink Wikipedia


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