SkinkEulamprus tympanum

Southern Water-skink at Namadgi National Park

Eulamprus tympanum at Namadgi National Park - 2 Nov 2017

Identification history

Skink Eulamprus tympanum 6 Nov 2017 WillO
Skink Eulamprus heatwolei 6 Nov 2017 JohnBundock1.1K

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.
JohnBundock1.1K wrote:
   6 Nov 2017
You are correct with the location description.

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Epiphyas postvittana at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018
Hednota sp. (genus) (TBC) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018
Unidentified Moth (Lepidoptera) (TBC) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018
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Chrysolarentia heliacaria at Namadgi National Park - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Namadgi National Park - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Namadgi National Park - 8 Mar 2017
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Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
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Stylidium sp. at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
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Melitulias graphicata at Namadgi National Park - 22 Nov 2015
Brachyscome decipiens at Namadgi National Park - 30 Oct 2015
Euphrasia collina at Namadgi National Park - 30 Oct 2015
Wahlenbergia sp. at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015
Bulbine glauca at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015
Podolobium alpestre at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015
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Stylidium sp. at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015
Arthropodium milleflorum at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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