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Acritoscincus duperreyi

Eastern Three-lined Skink at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Acritoscincus duperreyi at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Dec 2015
Acritoscincus duperreyi at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Dec 2015
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Identification history

Acritoscincus duperreyi 2 Nov 2017 wombey
Acritoscincus duperreyi 1 Nov 2017 WillO
Ctenotus robustus 26 Jan 2016 wombey
Unidentified 26 Jan 2016 roymcd

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5 comments

roymcd wrote:
   20 Oct 2017
I'm wondering if this is something else? Kind regards. Roy.
   20 Oct 2017
Roy, It is quite a distinct pattern and colouring on its back; check it with other photos of this species. It would have been nice to also see the pattern on its side. GeoffR
WillO wrote:
   21 Oct 2017
Hi Geoff, John and others. We should reconsider this id. This skink appears to be an Acritoscincus duperreyi. Here is my reasoning: It looks very like an A. duperreyi. The mid vertebral dark stripe is not bounded by white as it is C. robustus and from what I can see there are no pale dots on the broad dark dorso-lateral stripe - they would be pretty obvious if it was C. robustus. What do you think? Cheers WillO
   21 Oct 2017
Good arguments Will. Pity we don't have a side view. Will sit on fence and see what JW says.
wombey wrote:
   3 Nov 2017
I must admit it is difficult to be sure with such an obscure image, but based on Will's comments and a closer look at the beast I am prepared to agree it looks more like duperreyi and am happy to call it that.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 19 Dec 2015 12:38 PM Recorded on
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