Undocumented Skink Species

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Re: Undocumented Skink Species

Postby Lea » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:12 am

kl wrote:Sphenomorphus Mulleri.

I have not seen any in the states for about 5 yrs now. They actually can be more colorful than that picture. For some reason nobody is importing them from Indonesia even though they are supposedly fairly common.

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These are also gorgeous animals! Both species look almost fishlike- do you know much about their evolution?
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Re: Undocumented Skink Species

Postby Ophidiophile » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:18 pm

Lea wrote:You are so lucky to have worked and lived in Papau, it would be so different and exciting. I read a book on Papau, a long time ago now, by Tim Flannery and I became fascinated by the culture and uniqueness, it would be amazing to go there. Seeing undiscovered species would be the epitome of excitement.


Hey PNG is way closer to you than it is to me here in the States! LOL

Tim Flannery is actually the one who last conducted a biological survey of the area though it's been like ~25-30 years. Lots more to find...
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Re: Undocumented Skink Species

Postby Lea » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:33 pm

Lol, I have no excuse then! Gosh, has it really been that long ago? It was a newish book when I read it >insert smilie with walking stick< :lol:
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Re: Undocumented Skink Species

Postby Ophidiophile » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:21 pm

Lea wrote:Lol, I have no excuse then! Gosh, has it really been that long ago? It was a newish book when I read it >insert smilie with walking stick< :lol:


I'm guessing the book was 'Throwim Way Leg' which came out about 12-13 years ago. It's a great read!
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Re: Undocumented Skink Species

Postby Lea » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:33 pm

Ophidiophile wrote:
Lea wrote:Lol, I have no excuse then! Gosh, has it really been that long ago? It was a newish book when I read it >insert smilie with walking stick< :lol:


I'm guessing the book was 'Throwim Way Leg' which came out about 12-13 years ago. It's a great read!


Yes! That's the one! (All I could remember was the title contained something about tree kangaroos and penis gourds :kick: )
There were some great photographs, too. It was a refreshing read, kind of light and comical, as well as documenting some fascinating insight into PNG.
Shinglebacks - Nippy, Lava, Suunto, Lutea, and Hermione
Easterns - Kiah and Jade

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