THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

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.

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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

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TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

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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.



Eulamprus tympanum map

Southern water-skink - Eulamprus tympanum
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.

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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.
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Eulamprus tympanum may be confused with the following similar looking species:-

COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

DISTRIBUTION

Yellow bellied-Water Skink

Eulamprus heatwolei

NSW,ACT, Vic, SA

Alpine Water Skink

Eulamprus kosciuskoi

NSW, Vic

Eastern (Common) Water Skink

Eulamprus quoyii

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic




LINKS OF INTEREST


Click here for a complete list of Australian Skinks

Click here for more information about Australian Skinks

Species Profile and Threats Database - Eulamprus tympanum marnieae

Ecolinc - Corangamite Water Skink

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition.jpg A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

OTHER LINKS

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