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Ctenotus sp. (genus)

A comb-eared skink at Throsby, ACT

Ctenotus sp. (genus) at Throsby, ACT - 29 Dec 2018
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Identification history

Ctenotus sp. (genus) 3 Aug 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Ctenotus robustus 25 Jul 2019 wombey
Ctenotus orientalis 25 Jul 2019 BrianHerps

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Author's notes

found multiple individuals basking, too quit to get better photos


wombey wrote:
   26 Jul 2019
C. orientalis should have pale spots in the paravertebral zone, diagnostic for this species and albeit an out of focus image, not visible to me here. Unless you can confirm the spots were observed it otherwise looks like robustus. Up in the air for the time being pending any comments you feel you can add? Have a look at other orientalis in CNM to see if you can see the spots I refer to. No photo in Cogger and just visible in Wilson and Swan 5th Ed. p259
BrianHerps wrote:
   26 Jul 2019
This individual was found in Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, other individuals have been found in vicinity, according to MFWS survey data. I understand your reasoning for C. Robustus. I plan to get better photos and confirm once it warms up.
wombey wrote:
   27 Jul 2019
Good luck. This image remains open on the subject for the time being. Remember both species will be there so you need to be sure of the paravertebral spots to confirm orientalis.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 7 Abundance
  • 29 Dec 2018 12:00 AM Recorded on
  • BrianHerps Recorded by

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