Sighting

Rachel Fetherston 28 Feb 2016

A species of skink found in Victorian alpine habitat #1

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Sighted 30 Jan 2016
Lake Mountain Rd, Marysville VIC 3779, Australia

Identifications

  • Tamara Leitch 28 February 2016
    Eulamprus tympanum tympanum
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae: Eulamprus: tympanum tympanum
    Common Names: Skinks, Water Skink
    Tamara Leitch says

    Hi Rachel, this is a Southern Water Skink, Eulamprus tympanum. It can be distinguished from Eulamprus heatwolei, which also occurs in this area, by the pale front edge of the ear opening (tympanum). In E. heatwolei this edge is black.

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