THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

South Australian MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINKS of SOUTH AUSTRALIA



SKINKS of SOUTH AUSTRALIA - SPECIES LIST

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Distribution Key

Desert Plain Slider Lerista aericeps NSW, NT, Qld, WA, SA

COMMON NAME
(Internal Link)

SCIENTIFIC NAME
(External Link)

DISTRIBUTION

Eastern Three-lined Skink 

Acritoscincus duperreyi 

NSW, Vic, SA, Tas

Western Three-lined Skink 

Acritoscincus trilineatus 

WA, SA

Highlands Forest-skink or McCoy's Skink

Anepischetosia (was Nannoscincus) maccoyi

NSW, Vic, SA, Tas

Desert Rainbow-skink

Carlia triacantha

NT, SA, WA (Qld?)

Inland snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus australis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Pale Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus ochrus

SA (NT?, Qld?)

Ragged Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus pannosus

SA, NT, NSW, QLD, Vic

Elegant Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus pulcher

NSW, Qld, SA, WA

Ariadna's Ctenotus

Ctenotus ariadnae

WA, SA, Qld, NT

Ariadna's Ctenotus

Ctenotus ariadnae

WA, SA, Qld, NT

Stony Downs Ctenotus

Ctenotus astarte

Qld, SA

Southern Mallee Ctenotus
or Porcupine Grass Ctenotus

Ctenotus atlas

NSW, SA, WA, Vic

Short-clawed Ctenotus
(Status Uncertain)

Ctenotus inornatus (or Ctenotus brachyonyx)

NSW, SA, Qld, Vic

Wedge-snout Ctenotus

Ctenotus brooksi

NT, Qld, SA, WA, Vic, NSW

Blue-tailed Finesnout Ctenotus

Ctenotus calurus

WA, NT, SA

Fine Side-lined Ctenotus

Ctenotus dux

NT, SA, WA, Qld

Eucla Ctenotus

Ctenotus euclae (was C. brooksi euclae )

SA, WA

Grand Ctenotus

Ctenotus grandis

NT, SA, WA

Spotted-necked Ctenotus

Ctenotus greeri

NT, WA, SA

Nimble Ctenotus

Ctenotus hanloni

NT, SA?, WA

Clay-soil Ctenotus
(Status Uncertain)

Ctenotus inornatus (or Ctenotus helenae)

NT, WA, Qld, SA?

Bar-shouldered Ctenotus (Status Uncertain)

Ctenotus inornatus

NT, Qld, WA, SA, Vic

Black-soil Ctenotus

Ctenotus joanae

NT, Qld, SA

Kutjupa Wedge-snout Ctenotus/Skink

Ctenotus kutjupa

WA, SA, NT (Great Victoria Desert and adjacent regions)

Orange-tailed Finesnout Ctenotus

Ctenotus leae

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Leonhardi's Ctenotus

Ctenotus leonhardii

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Nasute Finesnout Ctenotus

Ctenotus nasutus

NT, WA, SA?

Spotted Ctenotus Skink

Ctenotus olympicus

Qld, NSW, SA, NT

Eastern Ctenotus

Ctenotus orientalis (was C. uber orientalis)

Vic, Qld, NSW, SA, WA, ACT

Leopard Ctenotus (subspecies)

Ctenotus pantherinus acripes

Northern and eastern NT, inland Qld, north-eastern SA, Barrow Island WA

Leopard Ctenotus (subspecies)

Ctenotus pantherinus ocellifer

Pilbara and Southern Kimberly extending through central WA, into south-western NT, and inland South Australia

Coarse Sands Ctenotus

Ctenotus piankai

NT, SA, WA, Qld?

Fourteen Lined Ctenotus

Ctenotus quattuordecimlineatus

NT, SA, WA

Pale-rumped (or Royal) Ctenotus

Ctenotus regius

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic

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

Stony-soil (or Rock) Ctenotus (Status Uncertain)

Ctenotus inornatus (or Ctenotus saxatilis)

NT, Qld, SA,WA

Barred Wedge-snout Ctenotus

Ctenotus schomburgkii (see also Ctenotus kutjupa)

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA,Vic

Massive-gibber Ctenotus

Ctenotus septenarius

NT, SA, QLD, WA

Eastern Barred Wedge-snout Ctenotus

Ctenotus strauchii

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Eyrean Ctenotus

Ctenotus taeniatus (was Ctenotus brooksi taeniatus)

NSW, Qld, Vic, SA, NT

Spinifex Slender Bluetongue

Cyclodomorphus melanops

NSW, WA, SA, NT, QLD

Samphire (or Saltbush) Slender Bluetongue

Cyclodomorphus venustus

SA, Qld, NSW

Cunningham's Skink

Egernia cunninghami cunninghami

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Central Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skink

Egernia eos (split from Egernia depressa)

NT, SA?, WA

Bight Crevice-skink

Egernia richardi
(was E. carinata)

SA, WA

Eastern Stoke's (Gidgee) Skink

Egernia stokesii zellingi

NSW, NT, Qld, SA

Tree Skink

Egernia striolata

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Western Narrow-banded Skink

Eremiascincus pallidus (was Eremiascincus fasciolatus)

WA, NT, SA

Ghost Skink

Eremiascincus phantasmus

Qld NSW, NT, Qld, SA

Broad-Banded Sand Swimmer

Eremiascincus richardsonii

Qld, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA, Vic.

Yellow Bellied Water Skink
(Status uncertain)

Eulamprus heatwolei

NSW, ACT, Vic, SA

Eastern (Common) Water Skink

Eulamprus quoyii

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Southern Water-skink

Eulamprus tympanum tympanum

NSW, Vic, SA

Three-toed Earless Skink
(Status uncertain)

Hemiergis decresiensis continentis

(Mainland) SA

Three-toed Earless Skink

Hemiergis decresiensis decresiensis

(Kangaroo Island) SA

Southwestern Earless Skink

Hemiergis initialis

SA, WA

Triodia Earless Skink

Hemiergis millewae

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

Peron's (Lowlands) Earless Skink

Hemiergis peronii

SA, Vic, WA

Grass Skink or Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink (Rainbow Skink in Hawaii)

Lampropholis delicata

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic, also invasive to LHI, New Zealand and Hawaii

Common Grass Skink or Garden Skink

Lampropholis guichenoti

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Desert Plain Slider

Lerista aericeps

NSW, NT, Qld, WA, SA

Bight Slider

Lerista arenicola

SA, WA

Baynes' Slider

Lerista baynesi

SA, WA

Two-toed Skink (North-western Sandslider)

Lerista bipes

NT, SA, WA, Qld, NSW?

Bougainville's Skink (South-eastern Slider)

Lerista bougainvillii

NSW, SA, Tas, Vic

Central Deserts Robust Slider

Lerista desertorum

NT, SA, WA, Qld

South-western Orange-tailed Slider

Lerista distinguenda

WA, SA

Southern Slider

Lerista dorsalis

SA, WA

Edwards' Slider

Lerista edwardsae (was L. picturata edwardsae)

SA

Wide-striped Mulch Slider

Lerista elongata

SA

Southern Sandslider

Lerista labialis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

South-western Slider

Lerista microtis

SA, WA

Eastern Robust Slider

Lerista punctatovittata

SA, NSW, Vic, Qld

Pale-striped Mulch Slider

Lerista speciosa

SA

Ribbon Slider

Lerista taeniata

NT, WA, SA

Robust Mulch-slider

Lerista terdigitata

SA

Timid Slider

Lerista timida
(was L. muelleri)
(= L. goerlingi)
(= L.rhodonoides)

WA, SA, NT, NSW, Qld, Vic?

Yellow-tailed Plain Slider

Lerista xanthura

NT,WA

Desert Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) inornata

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

*Great Desert Skink
or Kintore's Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) kintorei

NT, SA, WA

Centralian Ranges Rock-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) margaretae margaretae (see also L. margaretae personata and L. whitii)

NT, North-western SA
(Not found in NSW)

Bull Skink or Heath sand-Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) multiscutata

SA, Vic, WA

Flinders Ranges Rock-skink

Liopholis margaretae personata (was Egernia personata for a while)

SA (Flinders Ranges)

Centralian Floodplains Desert-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) slateri

NT, SA

Nocturnal Desert-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) striata

NT, SA, WA

White's Skink

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

NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

White's Skink (tenobrosa subspecies- now invalid)

(was Egernia whitii tenobrosa now Liopholis whitii)

SA, Vic

Eastern Mourning Skink

Lissolepis (was Egernia) coventryi

SA, Vic, NSW(?)

Common Dwarf Skink

Menetia greyii

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

Saltbush Morethia Skink

Morethia adelaidensis

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA, NT?

South-eastern Morethia Skink

Morethia boulengeri

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Woodland Morethia Skink

Morethia butleri

SA, WA

Shrubland Morethia Skink

Morethia obscura

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

Lined Firetail Skink

Morethia ruficauda

NT, SA, WA

Ornate Soil-crevice Skink

Notoscincus ornatus

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Blacksoil Skink or Red-tailed soil-crevice skink

Proablepharus kinghorni

NT, Qld, SA, NSW

Western Soil-crevice Skink

Proablepharus reginae

NT, SA, WA

Bight Coast Skink

Pseudemoia baudini

SA, WA

Southern Grass Skink

Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii

NSW, SA, Tas, Vic, ACT

Tussock Skink

Pseudemoia pagenstecheri

NSW, SA, Tas, Vic, ACT

Glossy Grass Skink

Pseudemoia rawlinsoni

NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, Vic, ACT

Pygmy (Adelaide) Bluetongue

Tiliqua adelaidensis

SA

Centralian Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua multifasciata

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Blotched Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua nigrolutea

NSW, SA, Tas, Vic

Western Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua occipitalis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Common/Eastern Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa aspera

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

Western Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa rugosa

South Western Australia, WA, SA?

Eastern Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua scincoides scincoides

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic


Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Reptilia (paraphyletic)

Subclass:

Diapsida

(unranked):

Sauria

Infraclass:

Lepidosauromorpha

Order:

Squamata

Suborder:

Scleroglossa

Infraorder:

Scincomorpha

Family:

Scincidae

Subfamily:

Lygosominae

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

Key to the Skinks of South Australia
South Australian Museum

More Information about Australian Reptiles

More Information about Australian Skinks


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