In Tasmania, the Glossy Grass Skink (Pseudemoia rawlinsoni
), a ground-dwelling lizard, occurs in swampy and wetland sites. It has a widespread but scattered distribution in Tasmania, known from locations on the east coast, north coast, inland near Cradle Mountain and Cape Barren Island. The species has probably suffered a historical decline in range, and continues to be threatened by several processes. These include clearing and drainage of swampy habitats for agriculture, urban encroachment, forestry operations, and alterations to flow regimes and water quality. Protection of known sites and potential habitat from such activities is the key requirement for the species.
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