AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
SOUTHERN WATER SKINK Eulamprus tympanum tympanum and the
Corangamite Water Skink
or Dreeite Water Skink Eulamprus tympanum marnieae
The Southern Water Skink Eulamprus tympanum tympanum was found near the restaurant close to the peak of Mt Macedon in Victoria.
Although this species is usually found near water sources such as creeks rivers and lakes, there did not appear to be any sign of water anywhere near this location.
The Southern water skink above Eulamprus tympanum tympanum is from
Tower Hill, Victoria.
Southern water skink Eulamprus tympanum tympanum
Notice the lack of dorsolateral "yellow"striping.
The Corangamite Water Skink or Dreeite Water Skink
Eulamprus tympanum marnieae is only found in the Lake Bolac/Lake Colac region of Victoria and some previously known populations no longer exist. ---------------------- Eulamprus tympanum may be confused with the following similar looking species:-