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EASTERN THREE-TOED EARLESS SKINK
Hemiergis talbingoensis

 Found in many parts of Victoria, ACT, Eastern NSW, and the far south-east of Qld

There are 2 Subspecies of Hemiergis talbingoensis- More information below.

The Eastern Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis pictured above is from Albury, NSW
The Eastern Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis pictured above is from Black Mountain, Canberra, ACT - Notice that this species has 3 fingers and 3 toes.

The Eastern Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis pictured above is from Albury, NSW
The Eastern Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis pictured above is from Albury, NSW

Note that the status of Hemiergis decresiensis and Hemiergis talbingoensis which were previously all known as Hemiergis decresiensis is uncertain. Many sites are still using the name Hemiergis decresiensis to describe lizards that probably should be called Hemiergis talbingoensis.

I have used the names I think are possibly going to be the long term names for the 4 subspecies however these may change in the future.

The main thing to bear in mind is that there currently appear to be 4 subspecies.


THREE-TOED EARLESS SKINK Hemiergis talbingoensis
The Eastern Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis pictured above is from Albury, NSW

Eastern Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis
The Eastern Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis pictured above is from Bathurst, NSW

Eastern Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis
The Eastern Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis pictured above has a partially regrown tail and was photographed in Bathurst, NSW

Eastern Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis
The Eastern Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis pictured above is from Bathurst, NSW

Eastern Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis
The Eastern Three Toed Earless Skink Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis pictured above has started regrowing the tip of its tail, and was photographed in Bathurst, NSW

In the map below which is approximate distribution only, the green area shows the distribution of Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis (HTT) and the yellow area shows the distribution of Hemiergis talbingoensis davisi (HTD), The mauve region in western Victoria shows region where it is uncertain whether Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis (HTT) and/or Hemiergis decresiensis continentis (HDC) occur. The red and blue areas show the distribution of Hemiergis decresiensis.

Distribution Map of Three Toed Earless Skinks

See table below for more information

This species drops its tail easily and is an extremely common species in many areas!

Three Toed Earless Skinks

COMMON NAME (Internal Link)

SCIENTIFIC NAME

DISTRIBUTION

Three-toed Earless Skink
(Status uncertain)

Hemiergis decresiensis continentis (HDC)

(Mainland) SA, Western Vic?

Three-toed Earless Skink
(Status uncertain)

Hemiergis decresiensis davisi (this appears to be an invalid name currently still in use - Correct name should probably be Hemiergis talbingoensis davisi) (HTD)

NSW, Qld?

Three-toed Earless Skink

Hemiergis decresiensis decresiensis (HDD)

(Kangaroo Island) SA

*Eastern Three-toed Earless Skink

Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis (split from decresiensis) (HTT)

Vic, NSW, ACT

*Eastern Three-toed Earless Skink (Status uncertain)

Hemiergis talbingoensis davisi (HTD) (split from decresiensis)

NSW, Qld?

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