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Woodland Tussock-skink at Namadgi National Park

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Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018

Identification history

Skink Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii 16 Jan 2018 WillO
Unidentified 16 Jan 2018 Christine

Author's notes

There were probably around 15 individuals which i saw, and I photographed 5. These photos are of the five different individuals, but they all look like the same species to me - though some appear to be breeding males. Please let me know if any are not the same, and i will create a new sighting for it/them.

2 comments

WillO wrote:
   16 Jan 2018
You are correct - all are the one species - Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock Skink). The males are getting their red breeding colours (they are autumn maters so only just starting to get orange-red side strips and orange-red belly in mid summer). Females retain sperm over winter and become fertilized by that stored sperm in spring - a clever biological trick to allow mating to occur in autumn when the lizard's have had a summer of growth to be in peak condition, but probably more importantly allows the females to get on with their lives (feeding after a long winter brumation and nurturing the embryos) in early spring without needing to find mates. This species has an advanced form of placentation. WillO
   17 Jan 2018
They are very good photos and show how this species is so variable even in the one location. GeoffR

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Nearby Sightings

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Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Jan 2019 Pollanisus sp. (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019 Lotus corniculatus (Birds-foot Trefoil) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Dec 2018 Daviesia ulicifolia subsp. ruscifolia at Namadgi National Park - 13 Nov 2018 Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Namadgi National Park - 13 Nov 2018 Tetratheca bauerifolia (Heath pink-bells) at Namadgi National Park - 13 Nov 2018 Monotoca scoparia (Broom Heath) at Namadgi National Park - 28 May 2018 Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Apr 2018 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Apr 2018 Neoaratus hercules (Robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018 Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018 Oreixenica lathoniella (Silver Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018 Pseudemoia spenceri (Spencer's Skink) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018 Heteronympha penelope (Shouldered Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018 Calopompilus sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Chrysolarentia correlata (Yellow Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Philobota iphigenes (A concealer moth) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Rutilia (Rutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Bristle fly) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Lucilia cuprina (Australian sheep blowfly) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Neolucia hobartensis (Montane Heath-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Stenosmylus sp. (genus) (An osmylid lacewing) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Anisogona similana (A tortrix moth) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Anachloris subochraria (Golden Grass Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) formosa (A Bristle fly) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Podolobium alpestre (Shaggy Alpine Pea) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Stylidium montanum (Alpine triggerplant) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Subfurcatana subfurcatana (A totrix or leafroller moth) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Brachyscome spathulata (Brachyscome) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Yoyetta sp. (genus) (Firetail or Ambertail Cicada) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018 Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2017 Technitis amoenana (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017 Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017 Melanozosteria sp. (genus) (A native cockroach) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017 Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 2 Nov 2017 Acyphas semiochrea (Omnivorous Tussock Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Feb 2017 Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Jan 2017 Myiagra cyanoleuca (Satin Flycatcher) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016 Diuris semilunulata (Late leopard orchid) at Namadgi National Park - 22 Nov 2015
Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Jan 2019
Pollanisus sp. (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019
Lotus corniculatus (Birds-foot Trefoil) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Dec 2018
Daviesia ulicifolia subsp. ruscifolia at Namadgi National Park - 13 Nov 2018
Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Namadgi National Park - 13 Nov 2018
Tetratheca bauerifolia (Heath pink-bells) at Namadgi National Park - 13 Nov 2018
Monotoca scoparia (Broom Heath) at Namadgi National Park - 28 May 2018
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Apr 2018
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Apr 2018
Neoaratus hercules (Robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018
Oreixenica lathoniella (Silver Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018
Pseudemoia spenceri (Spencer's Skink) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018
Heteronympha penelope (Shouldered Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Feb 2018
Calopompilus sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Chrysolarentia correlata (Yellow Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Philobota iphigenes (A concealer moth) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Rutilia (Rutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Bristle fly) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Lucilia cuprina (Australian sheep blowfly) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Neolucia hobartensis (Montane Heath-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Stenosmylus sp. (genus) (An osmylid lacewing) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Anisogona similana (A tortrix moth) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Anachloris subochraria (Golden Grass Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) formosa (A Bristle fly) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Podolobium alpestre (Shaggy Alpine Pea) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Stylidium montanum (Alpine triggerplant) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Subfurcatana subfurcatana (A totrix or leafroller moth) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Brachyscome spathulata (Brachyscome) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Yoyetta sp. (genus) (Firetail or Ambertail Cicada) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2018
Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2017
Technitis amoenana (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Melanozosteria sp. (genus) (A native cockroach) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 2 Nov 2017
Acyphas semiochrea (Omnivorous Tussock Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Feb 2017
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Jan 2017
Myiagra cyanoleuca (Satin Flycatcher) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Diuris semilunulata (Late leopard orchid) at Namadgi National Park - 22 Nov 2015

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 15 Jan 2018 Recorded on
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