Pseudemoia spenceri

Spencer's Skink at Booth, ACT

Pseudemoia spenceri at Booth, ACT - 29 Sep 2020
Pseudemoia spenceri at Booth, ACT - 29 Sep 2020
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Identification history

Pseudemoia spenceri 29 Sep 2020 WillO
Pseudemoia spenceri 29 Sep 2020 JohnBundock

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3 comments

WillO wrote:
   29 Sep 2020
A great photo.
JohnBundock wrote:
   29 Sep 2020
Thanks. It was good to see them in an area badly burned this year.
WillO wrote:
   30 Sep 2020
Yes, they are one species that manages to survive fire by sheltering deep in cracks high up in mature trees, and in cracks and holes in large logs and granite boulders. I guess their dark coloration might help them avoid predators in the post fire landscape.

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  • 5 Abundance
  • 29 Sep 2020 12:40 PM Recorded on
  • JohnBundock Recorded by

Species information

  • Pseudemoia spenceri Scientific name
  • Spencer's Skink Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 1853.4m Recorded at altitude
  • 102 images trained Machine learning

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