Identification of this Australian skink

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Identification of this Australian skink

Postby Dood » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:33 am

They say it is a Shingle Back Skink but im not so sure

I found the picture on this forum http://www.reptilescanada.com/showthrea ... Wales-Pics when doing an image search for "melanistic skink"
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Re: Identification of this Australian skink

Postby NickBrahz » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:08 am

It does look like a singleback skink but can they even be that colour?
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Re: Identification of this Australian skink

Postby splashy07 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:21 am

Looks like a bit of photoshop to me....
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Re: Identification of this Australian skink

Postby Richard.C » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:01 pm

not photo shopped guys,its a rugosa aspera,some of the south east populations on west of the great dividing range are predominantly to entirely black
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Re: Identification of this Australian skink

Postby NickBrahz » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:20 pm

Richard.C wrote:not photo shopped guys,its a rugosa aspera,some of the south east populations on west of the great dividing range are predominantly to entirely black


Really? dam that is awesome if i ever ran into that fellow i would be taking a million pictures not just the one
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Re: Identification of this Australian skink

Postby Dood » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:34 am

Wow! Thanks Richard

When I saw it as a tiny thumbnail I thought it was a life-like photoshopped image of "Toothless" from the "How to Train your Dragon" series :hubba:

That is one AWESOME looking skink !!

And once again you Aussies are hoarding all the good stuff :wink:
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Re: Identification of this Australian skink

Postby NickBrahz » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:35 am

Dood wrote:And once again you Aussies are hoarding all the good stuff :wink:


Yeah we tell the world that its dangerous to live here and everything wants to kill you but in secret we just use that as a cover to keep and hide the awesome reptiles, i mean this Rugosa Aspera is super duper dangerous it has enough venom to kill 3845 adults so you don't want it we will look after him instead.
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Re: Identification of this Australian skink

Postby Dood » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:52 am

You can keep your brown snakes and funnel web spiders but please ship me a few melanistic shingle backs hiding in a wombats pouch :wink:
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Re: Identification of this Australian skink

Postby splashy07 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:04 am

Ditto, Dood. I'll take a truckload of 'em even if they carry more venom than a Gaboon viper...
I've seen all black ones but the shape of the head and a few other characteristics just throw me off a bit, but not
going to argue with an Aussie!
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Re: Identification of this Australian skink

Postby mark_w » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:20 am

splashy07 wrote:Ditto, Dood. I'll take a truckload of 'em even if they carry more venom than a Gaboon viper...
I've seen all black ones but the shape of the head and a few other characteristics just throw me off a bit, but not
going to argue with an Aussie!


Very cool skink. Saw a pair of these yesterday at Hamm.

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Re: Identification of this Australian skink

Postby Dood » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:52 am

mark_w wrote:
splashy07 wrote:Ditto, Dood. I'll take a truckload of 'em even if they carry more venom than a Gaboon viper...
I've seen all black ones but the shape of the head and a few other characteristics just throw me off a bit, but not
going to argue with an Aussie!


Very cool skink. Saw a pair of these yesterday at Hamm.

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what were they going for????
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Re: Identification of this Australian skink

Postby Scotts1au » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:24 pm

Black asperas are quite common pet shop fodder. Quite common in inland nsw, there are s few well known grey nomad hangouts where they hand feed them. My parents have some great videos if hand feeding and being descended on by lots of them.
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