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SkinkPseudemoia entrecasteauxii

Woodland Tussock-skink at Kosciuszko National Park

Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii at Kosciuszko National Park - 27 Jan 2019

Identification history

Skink Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii 8 Mar 2019 GeoffRobertson
Unidentified 8 Mar 2019 AndrewCB

7 comments

WillO wrote:
   8 Mar 2019
Good clear photograph but we will not be able to identify this skink from this angle - it most likely is Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii. Several other similar species in this area have "windows" in the lower eyelid. Do you have any more photos of this individual.
AndrewCB wrote:
   8 Mar 2019
Thanks! I don’t have any other pictures of this individual unfortunately. I took this photo due to the orange circle behind the lizard’s left front leg.
   8 Mar 2019
Will, for me the mouth scales and red around the shoulder seem pretty convincing. GR
WillO wrote:
   8 Mar 2019
Hi again- the orange circle is in fact a bunch of red mites - so it is not a breeding colour. Still need to rule out P. pagenstecheri and less likely Acritoscincus duperreyi.
wombey wrote:
   8 Mar 2019
Yes the mites in the arm pit is a trap for young players! If you plan to photograph hand held specimens you need to show a few more angles. Skinks are hard enough to id at the best of times.
AndrewCB wrote:
   25 Mar 2019
Thanks for the advice re multiple angles for photos - will keep that in mind in future!
wombey wrote:
   25 Mar 2019
At least the top of the head (close up) so we can see the frontoparietals

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 27 Jan 2019 2:32 PM Recorded on
  • AndrewCB Recorded by
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