BTS Sub-species ID Help Needed

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BTS Sub-species ID Help Needed

Postby SquamatMan » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:52 am

Hi everyone,

I've read some threads in this forum and decided to join you.

I hope I will receive some help, as well as being able to offer some as well.

My situation, actually, is that I'm not sure of the Tiliqua gigas sub-species I own.

Male pics attached.
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Re: BTS Sub-species ID Help Needed

Postby splashy07 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:45 am

Appears to be a Halmahera.
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Re: BTS Sub-species ID Help Needed

Postby SquamatMan » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:00 pm

Thanks splashy07.

Now some pics of the female that was sold to me together with the aforementioned male, in order to have a pair.
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Re: BTS Sub-species ID Help Needed

Postby mb606587 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:13 pm

The second skink you posted is a classic Indonesian. The first skink is a bit tricky. Definitely both Tiliqua Gigas gigas but I think from different locales.
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Re: BTS Sub-species ID Help Needed

Postby SquamatMan » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:00 pm

Well thank you very much, mb606587.

Kind of what I thought too.

As they were sold to me as an evanescens/Merauke pair
(for a more expensive price than for a classic Indonesian)
and since after some investigation I came to the conclusionthey weren't a Merauke pair
(but wanted confirmation/expertise by experienced people, like splashy07 and you), I gave 'em back to the seller.

I will wait for a more serious offer from other breeders...

Case closed, I guess.

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