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SkinkTiliqua rugosa

Shingleback at Mount Majura

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Tiliqua rugosa at Mount Majura - 29 Sep 2018
Tiliqua rugosa at Mount Majura - 29 Sep 2018
Tiliqua rugosa at Mount Majura - 29 Sep 2018
Tiliqua rugosa at Mount Majura - 29 Sep 2018

Identification history

Skink Tiliqua rugosa 29 Sep 2018 GeoffRobertson
Skink Tiliqua rugosa 29 Sep 2018 AaronClausen

2 comments

WillO wrote:
   29 Sep 2018
A continuation of these strange deaths in shinglebacks at Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura. This one is not emaciated and doesn't appear to have been killed by dogs (usually the ventral body cavity is pierced by dogs teeth - although hard to see puncture wounds in the photos to be conclusive ). The eyes have been removed? and the cloacal area has been eaten (such as a raven might do??). It would be interesting to make shingle back models out of plaster and put them in the field with fauna detection cameras near them. Likely predators of shinglebacks are: dogs, foxes, cats, brown falcons, other large raptors? Could rats have attacked them in winter torpor?? It is worth reporting on these incidences of predation on shinglebacks as we may determine what is going on. WillO.
   30 Sep 2018
Thanks Will, I agree. We should try to establish any patterns and as much evidence as we can record.

I found 2 more dead ones today and have reported them.

I've also added a new custom attribute for shinglebacks called "Deceased" which should be checked now to flag any dead shingleback records.

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Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Mount Majura - 3 Oct 2017
Diuris pardina (Leopard doubletail) at Mount Majura - 3 Oct 2017
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Mount Majura - 2 Oct 2017
Diuris pardina (Leopard doubletail) at Mount Majura - 25 Sep 2016
Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Mount Majura - 13 Jun 2015
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Mount Majura - 19 Oct 2014
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Mount Majura - 19 Oct 2014
Dillwynia sericea (Egg and Bacon Peas) at Mount Majura - 19 Oct 2014
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Mount Majura - 19 Oct 2014
Calandrinia eremaea (Small Purslane) at Mount Majura - 29 Sep 2014
Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Mount Majura - 29 Sep 2014
Caladenia sp. at Mount Majura - 29 Sep 2014
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Mount Majura - 29 Sep 2014
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Mount Majura - 27 Jul 2014

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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