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WHITE'S SKINK
Liopholis (was Egernia) whitii

White's skink (Liopholis whitii)
White's skink (Liopholis whitii)


White's skink Liopholis whitii map
Note that White's Skinks from the area marked with an arrow were previously believed to be Liopholis margaretae personata



White's skink Liopholis whitii Griffitts Island
The White's skink (Liopholis whitii) above was found on Griffiths Island (Port Fairy, Victoria)

White's skink Liopholis whitii
The White's skink (Liopholis whitii) above was photographed at Hill End, NSW

White's skink Liopholis whitii
The White's skink (Liopholis whitii) above was photographed at Hill End, NSW

White's skink Liopholis whitii
The White's skink (Liopholis whitii) above was found near Orford, Victoria
It shows the most common patterning found on this species.

White's skink Liopholis whitii
Young White's skink (Liopholis whitii) from NSW

White's skink Liopholis whitii
Adult White's Skink (Liopholis whitii) from NSW

Liopholis (was Egernia) whitii tenobrosa
The White's skink above (Liopholis whitii) was found in South Australia.
In the past specimens from South Australia and from far Western Victoria (which do not grow as large as those in the Eastern States) used to be classed as a subspecies Egernia (now Liopholis) whitii tenobrosa.

This species comes in varying patterns/colours (polymorphic).
Multiple forms may occur within the same litter.

Whites skink from Griffiths Island (Port Fairy)
The White's skink above (Liopholis whitii) was found on Griffiths Island (Port Fairy, Victoria)

White's skink Liopholis whitii

This White's Skink (Liopholis whitii) above is from Mootwingee National Park, NSW. - White's Skinks from this area were previously believed to be Flinders Ranges Rock-skinks (Liopholis margaretae personata)


White's Skink Liopholis whitii sign at Royal Park near Melbourne, Victoria

This sign at Royal Park near Melbourne, Victoria uses the old genus Egernia. I have only visited this park once and saw several White's Skink (Liopholis whitii) active amongst logs and rocks.

 

(Liopholis whitii) may be confused with the following similar looking species:-

COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

DISTRIBUTION

Snowy Mountains Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) guthega

NSW

* Centralian Ranges Rock-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) margaretae margaretae

NT
(Not found in NSW)

Eastern Ranges Rock-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) modesta

NSW, Qld

Mountain Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) montana

NSW, ACT, Vic

Bull Skink or Southern 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)

South-western Rock-Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia ) pulchra

WA




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