THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
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SKINKS OF AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)


 

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TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae


Listing of the Skinks
found in the
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Reptilia (paraphyletic)

Subclass:

Diapsida

(unranked):

Sauria

Infraclass:

Lepidosauromorpha

Order:

Squamata

Suborder:

Scleroglossa

Infraorder:

Scincomorpha

Family:

Scincidae

Subfamily:

Lygosominae

 

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Distribution Key

COMMON NAME (Internal Link)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (External Link)

DISTRIBUTION

Eastern Three-lined Skink 

Acritoscincus duperreyi 

NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, Tas

Red-throated Skink 

Acritoscincus platynotus 
(was A. platynotum)

NSW, ACT, Qld, Vic

Highlands Forest-skink or McCoy's Skink

Anepischetosia (was Nannoscincus) maccoyi

NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, Tas

*Southern Forest Cool-skink

Carinascincus (was Niveoscincus) coventryi

NSW, ACT, Vic

Southern Rainbow-skink

Carlia tetradactyla

NSW, ACT, Qld, Vic, ACT

*Ragged Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus pannosus

SA, NT, NSW, QLD, Vic, ACT (possibly introduced)

Eastern Ctenotus

Ctenotus orientalis (was C. uber orientalis)

Vic, Qld, NSW, ACT, SA, WA, ACT

*Robust Striped Skink or Eastern Striped Skink
(Status uncertain)

Ctenotus robustus or Ctenotus spaldingi (Status uncertain)
( includes skinks previously known as Ctenotus borealis)

NSW, ACT, , NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

*Spalding's or Straight-browed Ctenotus
(Status uncertain)

Ctenotus spaldingi (see Ctenotus robustus)

NSW, ACT, , NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA
(Distribution uncertain)

Copper-Tailed Skink

Ctenotus taeniolatus

NSW, ACT, Qld, Vic, ACT

Cunningham's Skink

Egernia cunninghami cunninghami

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Common Black Rock Skink

Egernia saxatilis intermedia

NSW, ACT, Vic

Tree Skink

Egernia striolata

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Yellow Bellied Water Skink
(Status uncertain)

Eulamprus heatwolei

NSW, ACT, Vic, SA

Alpine Water Skink

Eulamprus kosciuskoi

NSW, ACT, Vic

Eastern (Common) Water Skink

Eulamprus quoyii

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

*Southern Water-skink

Eulamprus tympanum tympanum

NSW, ACT, Vic, SA

*Eastern Three-toed Earless Skink

Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis (split from decresiensis)

Vic, NSW, ACT

*Grass Skink or Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink

Lampropholis delicata

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

Common Grass Skink or Garden Skink

Lampropholis guichenoti

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Bougainville's Skink (South-eastern Slider)

Lerista bougainvillii

NSW, SA, Tas, Vic, ACT?

Mountain Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) montana

NSW, ACT, Vic, ACT

*White's Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) whitii
(includes skinks previously known as Egernia whitii tenobrosa)

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

Common Dwarf Skink

Menetia greyii

NSW, ACT, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

*South-eastern Morethia Skink

Morethia boulengeri

NSW, ACT, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

*Southern Forest Cool-skink

Carinascincus (was Niveoscincus) coventryi

NSW, ACT, Vic

*Southern Grass Skink

Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii

NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, Vic, ACT

Tussock Skink

Pseudemoia pagenstecheri

NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, Vic, ACT

Glossy Grass Skink

Pseudemoia rawlinsoni

NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, Vic, ACT

*Spencers' Skink or Trunk-climbing Cool-skink

Pseudemoia spenceri

NSW, ACT, Vic

*Weasel Skink

Saproscincus mustelinus

NSW, ACT, Vic

Blotched Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua nigrolutea

NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, Vic

Shingle-Back

Tiliqua rugosa

NSW, ACT,Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Eastern (Common) Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua scincoides scincoides

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

 

DISTRIBUTION KEY
Click on the links below for more information

CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)



LINKS OF INTEREST

Complete list of Australian Skinks

Click here for a complete list of Skinks found in South Australia

Click here for a complete list of Skinks found in the ACT

More information about Australian Skinks

More information about Australian Reptiles

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition.jpg A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

OTHER LINKS

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