THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

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REPTILES OF NSW

COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHONS OF NEW SOUTH WALES

ELAPID SNAKES OF NSW

SEA SNAKES OF NSW

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops NSW

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKOS OF NSW

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

Skinks of Australia

Reptiles of the World



SKINKS OF NEW SOUTH WALES - SPECIES LIST

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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

Common Worm-skink

Anomalopus lentiginosus (status unknown)

NSW, Qld

Two-clawed Worm-skink

Anomalopus leuckartii

NSW, Qld

Five-clawed Worm-skink

Anomalopus mackayi

NSW, Qld

Punctate Worm-skink

Anomalopus swansoni

NSW

Three-Clawed Worm-skink or Verreaux's Skink

Anomalopus verreauxi

NSW, Qld

Major Skink

Bellatorias (was Egernia) frerei

NSW, Qld

Land Mullet

Bellatorias (was Egernia) major

NSW, Qld

Red-Tailed Calyptotis Skink

Calyptotis ruficauda

North-eastern NSW

Scute-snouted Calyptotis Skink

Calyptotis scutirostrum

North-eastern NSW, South-east Qld

Southern Forest Cool-skink

Carinascincus (was Niveoscincus) coventryi

NSW, ACT, Vic

Tree-base Litter-skink or Iridescent Litter-skink

Carlia burnetti - has been renamed Lygisaurus foliorum

NSW, Qld

Open-litter Rainbow-skink

Carlia pectoralis

NSW, Qld

Robust Rainbow-skink

Carlia schmeltzii

NSW, Qld

Six-toothed Rainbow-skink

Carlia sexdentata

NT, Qld

Southern Rainbow-skink

Carlia tetradactyla

NSW, ACT, Qld, Vic, ACT

Tussock (or Lively) Rainbow-skink

Carlia vivax

NSW, Qld

Three-toed Snake-tooth Skink

Coeranoscincus reticulatus

NSW, Qld

Dark Bar-sided Skink

Concinnia (was Eulamprus) martini

NSW, Qld

Bar-sided Forest-skink

Concinnia (was Eulamprus) tenuis

NSW, Qld

Inland snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus australis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Ragged Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus pannosus

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

Elegant Snake-eyed Skink

Cryptoblepharus pulcher

NSW, Qld, SA, WA

Brown-blazed Wedgesnout Ctenotus

Ctenotus allotropis

NSW, Qld

Arcane Ctenotus

Ctenotus arcanus

NSW, Qld

Southern Mallee 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

Brown-backed Yellow-lined Ctenotus

Ctenotus eurydice

NSW?, Qld

Unspotted Yellow-sided Ctenotus

Ctenotus ingrami

NSW, Qld

Orange-tailed Finesnout Ctenotus

Ctenotus leae

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Leonhardi's Ctenotus

Ctenotus leonhardii

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Spotted Ctenotus Skink

Ctenotus olympicus

Qld, NSW, SA, NT

Eastern Ctenotus

Ctenotus orientalis (was C. uber orientalis )

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

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

Barred Wedge-snout Ctenotus

Ctenotus schomburgkii

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

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

Ctenotus spaldingi (see Ctenotus robustus)

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

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

Copper-Tailed Skink

Ctenotus taeniolatus

NSW, ACT, Qld, Vic, ACT

Lord Howe Island Skink

Cyclodina (was Pseudemoia and Oligosoma ) lichenigera

LHI, NI

Pink-Tongued Skink

Cyclodomorphus (was Hemisphaeriodon) gerrardii

NSW, Qld

Spinifex Slender Bluetongue

Cyclodomorphus melanops

NSW, WA, SA, NT, QLD

* Mainland She-oak Skink

Cyclodomorphus michaeli (was casuarina)

NSW, Vic

Alpine She-oak Skink

Cyclodomorphus praealtus (was casuarina)

NSW, Vic

Samphire (or Saltbush) Slender Bluetongue

Cyclodomorphus venustus

SA, Qld, NSW

Cunningham's Skink

Egernia cunninghami cunninghami

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

* Sydney Cunningham's Skink (Status uncertain)

Egernia cunninghami krefftii (Status uncertain)

NSW

Eastern Crevice Skink

Egernia mcpheei

NSW, Qld

*Kaputar Rock Skink

Egernia roomi

NSW (Nandewar Ranges)

Common Black Rock Skink

Egernia saxatilis intermedia

NSW, ACT, Vic

Warrumbungle Black Rock Skink

Egernia saxatilis saxatilis

NSW, (Warrumbungle mountains)

*Eastern Stoke's (Gidgee)Skink

Egernia stokesii zellingi

NSW, NT, Qld, SA

Tree Skink

Egernia striolata

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

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

Alpine Water Skink

Eulamprus kosciuskoi

NSW, ACT, Vic

*Blue Mountains Swamp-Skink

Eulamprus leuraensis

NSW

Eastern (Common) Water Skink

Eulamprus quoyii

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Southern Water-skink

Eulamprus tympanum tympanum

NSW, ACT, Vic, SA

Rainforest Cool-skink

Harrisoniascincus (was Cautula) zia

NSW, Qld

Three-toed Earless Skink
(Status uncertain)

Hemiergis decresiensis davisi - (Correct name should be Hemiergis talbingoensis davisi)

NSW, Qld?

Triodia Earless Skink or Millewa Skink

Hemiergis millewae

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

Peron's (Lowlands) Earless Skink

Hemiergis peronii

SA, Vic, WA

Eastern Three-toed Earless Skink (Status uncertain)

Hemiergis talbingoensis talbingoensis (split from H. decresiensis)

Vic, NSW, ACT

Eastern Three-toed Earless Skink
(Status uncertain)

Hemiergis talbingoensis davisi (split from H. decresiensis)

NSW, Qld?

* Blue-speckled Forest-skink or Murray's skink

Karma (was Eulamprus) murrayi
(Silvascincus is not valid for this species) 

NSW, Qld

Tryon's Skink

Karma
(was Eulamprus) tryoni
(Silvascincus is not valid for this species)

NSW, Qld

Friendly Sunskink

Lampropholis amicula

NSW, Qld

Montane Sunskink

Lampropholis caligula

NSW

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

Long Sunskink

Lampropholis elongata

NSW (Riamukka State Forest area)

* Common Grass Skink or Garden Skink

Lampropholis guichenoti

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Desert Plain Slider

Lerista aericeps

NSW, NT, Qld, WA, SA

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

*Timid Slider

Lerista goerlingi (see Lerista rhodonoides)

WA, SA, NT, Vic, NSW, Qld

Southern Sandslider

Lerista labialis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Eastern Robust Slider

Lerista punctatovittata

SA, NSW, Vic, Qld

Timid Slider

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

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

Snowy Mountains Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) guthega

NSW, Vic

Desert Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) inornata

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Eastern Ranges Rock-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) modesta

NSW, Qld

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 (Note that skinks previously called L.margaretae from NSW are now called L. whitii)

*Eastern Mourning Skink

Lissolepis (was Egernia) coventryi

SA, Vic, NSW(?)

* Iridescent (or Tree-base) Litter-skink

Lygisaurus foliorum (was Carlia burnetti)

NSW, Qld

Common Dwarf Skink

Menetia greyii

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

* Saltbush Morethia Skink

Morethia adelaidensis

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

South-eastern Morethia Skink

Morethia boulengeri

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

* Shrubland Morethia Skink

Morethia obscura

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

North-eastern Fire-Tailed Skink

Morethia taeniopleura

NSW(?), Qld

Short-limbed Snake-skink

Ophioscincus truncatus

NSW, Qld

Red-tailed Soil-crevice Skink

Proablepharus kinghorni

NSW, NT, Qld

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

Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink

Saiphos equalis

NSW, Qld

Orange-tailed Shadeskink

Saproscincus challengeri

NSW, Qld

Weasel Skink

Saproscincus mustelinus

NSW, ACT, Vic

Heath Skink

Saproscincus oriarus

NSW, Qld

Rose's Shadeskink

Saproscincus rosei

NSW, Qld

Pale-lipped Shade Skink or Gully Shade Skink

Saproscincus spectabilis

Qld, NSW (Sydney to Brisbane)

Blotched Blue-Tongue Lizard

Tiliqua nigrolutea

NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, Vic

Western Blue-Tongue Lizard

Tiliqua occipitalis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Common/Eastern Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa aspera

WA, SA, NSW, Vic, Qld, ACT

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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