About this object

A snake-like lizard with robust body and elongated head with long, sharp, wedge-shaped snout. Colour varies from pale grey to cream, through shades of brown to nearly black, plain or patterned with stripes or blotches, often there is a cream stripe along the side of the head and neck. Length up to 65 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    58.102.16
  • Scientific name
    Lialis burtonis Gray, 1834
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA PYGOPODIDAE
  • Common name
    Burton's Snake Lizard
  • Collector
    B Trudgian
  • Date collected
    1957-10-30
  • Place collected
    Oceania: Australia: Queensland: Sunnybank
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by G. Mack, Director, Queensland Museum, 1958
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: J.9752; previous number: 1958.102.16
Object view = Natural Science
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