Lampropholis delicata

Delicate Skink at Paddys River, ACT

Lampropholis delicata at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Mar 2018
Lampropholis delicata at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Mar 2018
Lampropholis delicata at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Mar 2018
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Identification history

Lampropholis delicata 12 Mar 2018 GeoffRobertson
Lampropholis delicata 11 Mar 2018 wombey
Carlia tetradactyla 11 Mar 2018 RodDeb

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8 comments

WillO wrote:
   12 Mar 2018
I cannot id this very young skink - it most likely is L. guichenoti but may be P. entrecasteauxii. Note that Carlia is found in the lowland areas of the ACT. WillO
wombey wrote:
   12 Mar 2018
i agree, juveniles are difficult even in the hand. This individual appears to have five fingers so can't be Carlia who all have four.
   12 Mar 2018
When I saw it I thought it was a delicate skink. Let's go with that.
WillO wrote:
   13 Mar 2018
Oh I got the localisty wrong. I thought it was a Namadgi Location (Gibraltar Creek). Rule out the Pseudemoia possibility but yes might be one of the two Lampropholis. WillO.
RodDeb wrote:
   13 Mar 2018
The photo of the Skink was at Gibraltar Falls near the car park lawned area.The front hands only have four fingers, the mark under the left of the right hand is on the wood not an extra finger.
Hope this helps.
wombey wrote:
   13 Mar 2018
These skinks can lose digits with gay abandon so the presence of only four digits without a closer look can be misleading. Notwithstanding that, this animal looks more like delicata than Carlia tetradactyla. Juveniles can be hard to id but I still feel the same as Will at this stage. I'm not sure I have ever seen a juvenile Carlia so I am prepared to stand corrected if anyone has more to add on this.
WillO wrote:
   13 Mar 2018
I have seen a couple of juvenile Carlia tetradactyla and from memory they have more markings and spots on their back. See also photo at http://hvbackyard.blogspot.com.au/2007/04/17-cute-little-skinks.html (scroll down to third photo).
The smallest fingers on little skinks can be hard to see if they are partially out of sight. I still think that this could be either L. guichenoti or delicata. However Geoff states that he saw it at the time it was photographed and thought it was L. delicata.
RodDeb wrote:
   14 Mar 2018
Thanks for that.

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 9 Mar 2018 11:33 AM Recorded on
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Species information

  • Lampropholis delicata Scientific name
  • Delicate Skink Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 1377m Recorded at altitude
  • 364 images trained Machine learning

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