SkinkEulamprus tympanum

Southern Water-skink at Booth, ACT

Eulamprus tympanum at Booth, ACT - 2 Nov 2017

Identification history

Skink Eulamprus tympanum 6 Nov 2017 WillO
Skink Eulamprus heatwolei 6 Nov 2017 JohnBundockMultiple Significant Sightings - JohnBundock has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - JohnBundock has reported over 500 sightings!

2 comments

WillO wrote:
   6 Nov 2017
Water skinks can be very hard to identify from a single photograph. I am pretty sure this is Eulamprus tympanum - it lacks the pale mark along the dorso-lateral area from above shoulder to above forelimb that E. heatwolei has. I can see what is probably a pale front edge to the ear opening (although in my experience this character is unreliable). Subjectively I have found that E. tympanum always seems to have a rounder head profile (boof head) compared to E. heatwolei with its slightly flattened look to the head. My guess is that you saw this on the valley floor in cold air drainage basin near a swampy creek or bog.
   6 Nov 2017
You are correct with the location description.

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Nearby sightings

Melitulias graphicata at Booth, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Mygalomorphae sp. (infraorder) at Booth, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Panesthia australis at Booth, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Porrostoma sp.(genus) at Booth, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Calomela maculicollis at Booth, ACT - 1 Nov 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Booth, ACT - 1 Nov 2017
Antasia flavicapitata at Booth, ACT - 1 Nov 2017
Celibe rugosipennis at Booth, ACT - 8 Mar 2017
Chrysolarentia heliacaria at Booth, ACT - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Booth, ACT - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Booth, ACT - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Booth, ACT - 8 Mar 2017
Geitoneura klugii at Booth, ACT - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Booth, ACT - 26 Feb 2017
Anisynta dominula at Booth, ACT - 26 Feb 2017
Chrysolarentia interruptata at Booth, ACT - 26 Feb 2017
Technitis Group amoenana at Booth, ACT - 26 Feb 2017
Phaeophlebosia furcifera at Booth, ACT - 26 Feb 2017
Heteronympha cordace at Booth, ACT - 8 Jan 2017
Eulamprus heatwolei at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Zizina otis at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Anisynta dominula at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Arthropodium milleflorum at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Heteronympha penelope at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Arthropodium fimbriatum at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Stylidium sp. at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Oreixenica lathoniella at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Melitulias graphicata at Booth, ACT - 22 Nov 2015
Brachyscome decipiens at Booth, ACT - 30 Oct 2015
Euphrasia collina at Booth, ACT - 30 Oct 2015
Wahlenbergia sp. at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Bulbine glauca at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Podolobium alpestre at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Unidentified at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Trachymene composita var. composita at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Stylidium sp. at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Arthropodium milleflorum at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Melitulias graphicata at Booth, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Mygalomorphae sp. (infraorder) at Booth, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Panesthia australis at Booth, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Porrostoma sp.(genus) at Booth, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Calomela maculicollis at Booth, ACT - 1 Nov 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Booth, ACT - 1 Nov 2017
Antasia flavicapitata at Booth, ACT - 1 Nov 2017
Celibe rugosipennis at Booth, ACT - 8 Mar 2017
Chrysolarentia heliacaria at Booth, ACT - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Booth, ACT - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Booth, ACT - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Booth, ACT - 8 Mar 2017
Geitoneura klugii at Booth, ACT - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Booth, ACT - 26 Feb 2017
Anisynta dominula at Booth, ACT - 26 Feb 2017
Chrysolarentia interruptata at Booth, ACT - 26 Feb 2017
Technitis Group amoenana at Booth, ACT - 26 Feb 2017
Phaeophlebosia furcifera at Booth, ACT - 26 Feb 2017
Heteronympha cordace at Booth, ACT - 8 Jan 2017
Eulamprus heatwolei at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Zizina otis at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Anisynta dominula at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Arthropodium milleflorum at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Heteronympha penelope at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Arthropodium fimbriatum at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Stylidium sp. at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Oreixenica lathoniella at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016
Melitulias graphicata at Booth, ACT - 22 Nov 2015
Brachyscome decipiens at Booth, ACT - 30 Oct 2015
Euphrasia collina at Booth, ACT - 30 Oct 2015
Wahlenbergia sp. at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Bulbine glauca at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Podolobium alpestre at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Unidentified at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Trachymene composita var. composita at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Stylidium sp. at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Arthropodium milleflorum at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2015

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