Some SA herping...

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  1. Rocket

    Rocket Very Well-Known Member

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    Just thought I'd show off some of the photos i've taken of local, SA herps over the past ten or so years. I am not a photographer - don't expect perfect photos. This is by far, not everything I have seen but these show some of the animals where I managed to have a camera (not a great one I might add) on hand.

    Geckos

    Christinus marmoratus - southern marbled gecko.

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    Lucasium damaeum - beaded gecko. This animal was interfered with and later released under an appropriate ethics permit.

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    Nephrurus deleani - Pernatty knob-tailed gecko.

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    Nephrurus levis levis - common knob-tailed gecko.

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    Rhynchoedura eyrensis - eyre basin beaked gecko.

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    Strophurus elderi - jewelled gecko.

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    Strophurus intermedius - southern spiny-tailed gecko,.

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    Strophurus williamsi - eastern spiny-tailed gecko. This animal was interfered with and later released under an appropriate ethics permit.

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    Underwoodisaurus milii - thick-tailed/ barking gecko.

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    Pygopods

    Aprasia striolata - striped/ lined worm lizard.

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    Delma molleri - moller's delma.

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    Agamids/ Dragons

    Ctenophorus cristatus - crested dragon.

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    Ctenophorus decresii - tawny dragon.

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    Ctenophorus pictus - painted dragon.

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    Pogona barbata - eastern bearded dragon.

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    Pogona vitticeps - central bearded dragon.

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    Skinks

    Cryptoblepharus pannosus - ragged snake-eyed skink.

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    Liopholis margaretae personata - centralian ranges rock-skink.

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    Tiliqua adelaidensis - pygmy blue-tongued skink.

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    Tiliqua occipitalis - western blue-tongued skink.

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    Tiliqua rugosa - shingleback.

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    Tiliqua scincoides scincoides - eastern/ common blue-tongued skink.

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    Varanids/ Monitors/ Goannas

    Varanus gilleni - pygmy mulga monitor.

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    Varanus gouldii - sand/ goulds monitor.

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    Elapids

    Brachyurophis australis - coral snake.

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    Parasuta nigriceps - Mitchell's short-tailed snake.

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    Parasuta spectabilis spectabilis - mallee black-headed snake.

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    Pseudechis australis - mulga snake.

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    Pseudonaja textilis - common/ eastern brown snake.

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    Frogs

    Neobatrachus pictus - painted frog.

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    Enjoy... and whatnot.
     
  2. Mitella

    Mitella Active Member

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    looks like herping is going great for you in the past years:)
    thanks for sharing
     
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    GeckPhotographer Very Well-Known Member

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    Bloody gouldii.
     
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    richoman_3 Very Well-Known Member

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    stunning finds shawn!
    awesome post!
    great pics!
    great geckos!
    great skinks!
     
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    Pilbarensis Active Member

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    Some nice critters there, particularly those elderi.
     
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    He wasn't too bad - he just didn't want to take our crap.

    Agreed. The S. elderi are my favourite, by far.
     
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    What an array of beautiful species mate!To many gorgeous species to point out favs!
     
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