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LAND VERTIBRATES
Biodiversity > Land Vertibrates introduction

As with all oceanic islands, vertebrate land animals, apart from birds, are rare. Lord Howe Island has just three other native vertebrate land animals - a small species of insect eating bat and two species of lizards - a gecko that grows to about six centimetres in length (Christinus guentheri), and a skink about ten centimetres in length (Leilopisma lichenigera).

There are no native frogs or terrestrial mammals, as Lord Howe Island is too far from neighbouring land masses for these types of animals to have reached.

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