The bulk of fieldwork is starting to wrap up for the year, so figured it was about time to update the website with some cool reptile finds! So far the list of herp species observations for this season stands at 11, 7 of those being new species for me (some pictured below).
Varanus panoptes (Yellow spotted monitor)
Ctenophorus scutulatus (Lozenge-marked dragon)
Caimanops amphiboluroide (Mulga dragon)
Heteronotia binoei (Bynoe’s gecko)
The difference between a non-autotomised tail, and a regenerated tail.
A tremendously adorable hatchling Bynoe’s gecko.
The incredible colouring of gecko eyes.
Gehyra variegata (Tree dtella)
Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus (Péron’s snake-eyed skink)
Lerista mueller (Wood mulch-slider)
Elapidae (Elapids- venomous snakes)
Pseudechis australis (Mulga snake)
2 thoughts on “The big, the small, and the downright adorable.”
That is an interesting shot of a King Brown; was it hunting something hiding in the tree hollow?
It was quite a cool day, so I think it was actually just basking. Never seen one up that high in a tree before though.
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