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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 JohnBundock

3 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.
   24 Jun 2018
Very good insight into subtleties of appearance, reliability of distinguishing characteristics and microhabitat preferences between these two species WillO.

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(genus) (A crane fly) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Dec 2018 Diuris monticola (Highland golden moth) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Dec 2018 Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Nov 2018 Agarics at Namadgi National Park - 30 Nov 2018 Philobota sp. (genus) (Unidentified Philobota concealer moths) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Nov 2018 Leucania sp. (genus) (A noctuid moth) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Nov 2018 Chrysolarentia argocyma (White-waved Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Nov 2018 Dichromodes confluaria (Ceremonial Heath Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Nov 2018 Elateridae sp. 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(Trigger Plant) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016 Oreixenica lathoniella (Silver Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016 Diplodium decurvum (Summer greenhood) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016 Eriochilus magenteus (Magenta autumn orchid) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Feb 2016 Melitulias graphicata (Mask Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 22 Nov 2015 Brachyscome decipiens ( Field Daisy) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Oct 2015 Euphrasia collina (Purple Eye-bright) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Oct 2015 Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015 Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015 Podolobium alpestre (Shaggy Alpine Pea) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015 Trachymene composita var. composita at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015 Stylidium sp. (Trigger Plant) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015 Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015 Pterostylis falcata (Sickle greenhood) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Dec 2014 Gastrodia sesamoides (Cinnamon bells) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Dec 2014
Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Mar 2019
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Mar 2019
Eriochilus magenteus (Magenta autumn orchid) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Feb 2019
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Jan 2019
Pollanisus sp. (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Jan 2019
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Jan 2019
Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis at Namadgi National Park - 27 Jan 2019
Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Jan 2019
Pollanisus sp. (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019
Diplodium decurvum (Summer greenhood) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019
Pasma tasmanicus (Two-spotted Grass-skipper) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Dec 2018
Ptilogyna sp. (genus) (A crane fly) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Dec 2018
Diuris monticola (Highland golden moth) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Dec 2018
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Nov 2018
Agarics at Namadgi National Park - 30 Nov 2018
Philobota sp. (genus) (Unidentified Philobota concealer moths) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Nov 2018
Leucania sp. (genus) (A noctuid moth) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Nov 2018
Chrysolarentia argocyma (White-waved Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Nov 2018
Dichromodes confluaria (Ceremonial Heath Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Nov 2018
Elateridae sp. (family) (Unidentified click beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 13 Nov 2018
Chrysolarentia argocyma (White-waved Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 13 Nov 2018
Dichromodes confluaria (Ceremonial Heath Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 13 Nov 2018
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Oct 2018
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Oct 2018
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018
Hednota megalarcha (A Crambid moth) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018
Acodia pauper (A Geometer moth) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018
Oreixenica lathoniella (Silver Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018
Melanodes anthracitaria (Black Geometrid) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2017
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2017
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2017
Griseargiolestes eboracus (Grey-chested Flatwing) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2017
Tipulidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crane Fly) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2017
Diuris monticola (Highland golden moth) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2017
Yoyetta sp. (genus) (Firetail or Ambertail Cicada) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2017
Euphrasia collina subsp. paludosa at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2017
Choretrum pauciflorum (Dwarf Sourbush, Sourbush) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2017
Melitulias graphicata (Mask Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Chrysolarentia argocyma (White-waved Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Mygalomorphae sp. (infraorder) (Unidentified mygalomorph spider) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Calomela maculicollis (Leaf beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2017
Antasia flavicapitata (Yellow-headed Heath Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2017
Chrysolarentia heliacaria (Heliacaria Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Mar 2017
Celibe rugosipennis (Pie-dish beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Mar 2017
Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Mar 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Feb 2017
Anisynta dominula (Two-brand grass-skipper) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Feb 2017
Chrysolarentia interruptata (Boxed Carpet Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Feb 2017
Technitis amoenana (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Feb 2017
Phaeophlebosia furcifera (Forked Footman) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Feb 2017
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Jan 2017
Diplodium decurvum (Summer greenhood) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Anisynta dominula (Two-brand grass-skipper) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Heteronympha penelope (Shouldered Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Stylidium sp. (Trigger Plant) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Oreixenica lathoniella (Silver Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Diplodium decurvum (Summer greenhood) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Eriochilus magenteus (Magenta autumn orchid) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Feb 2016
Melitulias graphicata (Mask Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 22 Nov 2015
Brachyscome decipiens ( Field Daisy) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Oct 2015
Euphrasia collina (Purple Eye-bright) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Oct 2015
Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015
Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015
Podolobium alpestre (Shaggy Alpine Pea) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015
Trachymene composita var. composita at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015
Stylidium sp. (Trigger Plant) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015
Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015
Pterostylis falcata (Sickle greenhood) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Dec 2014
Gastrodia sesamoides (Cinnamon bells) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Dec 2014

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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