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Legless Lizard/GeckoPygopus lepidopodus  

3 common scaly-foot Legless Lizard at Beecroft Peninsula, NSW

Pygopus lepidopodus at Beecroft Peninsula, NSW - 3 Nov 2018

Identification history

Legless Lizard/Gecko Pygopus lepidopodus 6 Nov 2018 Charles Dove
Legless Lizard/Gecko Pygopus lepidopodus 6 Nov 2018 Gaia

Significant sighting

7 Nov 2018

Rarely seen species in this area.

Author's notes

On track in unburnt heathland

8 comments

Gaia wrote:
   7 Nov 2018
Dear Charles, This species is rarely seen. I did 17 days survey on Beecroft in 1996 and did not see one. Coyne et al. did get one in 1979 but these data are not on the records!
   7 Nov 2018
Great find Charles!
   7 Nov 2018
Yes I had this species in the South Pacific Heathland twice over the last couple of years, and also seen at Dolphin Point on the potholes dirt road
Gaia wrote:
   7 Nov 2018
Patrick I was the person to make this observation at Beecroft Peninsula
   7 Nov 2018
Yes sorry I did not notice the reference Patrick was talking about
Gaia wrote:
   7 Nov 2018
Dear Charles,
I have just sent all the old records that I had reviewed for Beecroft and Booderee NP to Jennifer. She has forwarded these to Michael so lets see if they are uploaded. So many old records have slipped through the net - so to speak.
   8 Nov 2018
OK thats great so many sightings never recorded. Thanks Gaia
   8 Nov 2018
Apologies Gaia and congratulations on a rare find.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 3 Nov 2018 3:52 PM Recorded on
  • Gaia Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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