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COLUBRID SNAKES of VICTORIA

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES OF VICTORIA

Blind Snakes of Victoria

VICTORIANTURTLES

DRAGON LIZARDS of Victoria Agamas Agamidae

GECKOS OF VICTORIA

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

Skinks of Victoria

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

Reptiles of the World

VICTORIAN SKINKS - 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

Southern Forest Cool-skink

Carinascincus (was Niveoscincus) coventryi

NSW, ACT, Vic

Southern Rainbow-skink

Carlia tetradactyla

NSW, ACT, Qld, Vic, ACT

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)

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

Bar-shouldered Ctenotus (Status Uncertain)

Ctenotus inornatus

NT, Qld, WA, SA, Vic

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

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

Ctenotus spaldingi (see Ctenotus robustus)

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

Eyrean Ctenotus

Ctenotus taeniatus (was Ctenotus brooksi taeniatus)

NSW, Qld, Vic, SA, NT

Copper-Tailed Skink

Ctenotus taeniolatus

NSW, ACT, Qld, Vic, ACT

* Mainland She-oak Skink

Cyclodomorphus michaeli (was casuarina)

NSW, Vic

* Alpine She-oak Skink

Cyclodomorphus praealtus (was casuarina)

NSW, Vic

Cunningham's Skink

Egernia cunninghami cunninghami

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Pilbara Crevice-skink

Egernia pilbarensis

WA

Common Black Rock Skink

Egernia saxatilis intermedia

NSW, ACT, Vic

Tree Skink

Egernia striolata

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

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

Eastern (Common) Water Skink

Eulamprus quoyii

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Southern Water-skink

Eulamprus tympanum tympanum

NSW, ACT, Vic, SA

Corangamite Water Skink or
Dreeite Water Skink Glossary SPRAT Profile

Eulamprus tympanum marnieae

Vic

Three-toed Earless Skink
(Status uncertain)

Hemiergis decresiensis continentis

(Mainland) SA, Western Vic?

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

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, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Bougainville's Skink (South-eastern Slider)

Lerista bougainvillii

NSW, SA, Tas, Vic

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 E gernia) guthega

NSW, Vic

Desert Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) inornata

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Mountain Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) montana

NSW, ACT, Vic, ACT

Bull Skink or Southern sand-Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) multiscutata

SA, Vic, WA

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

South-eastern Morethia Skink

Morethia boulengeri

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

* Shrubland Morethia Skink

Morethia obscura

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

Alpine Bog-skink

Pseudemoia cryodroma

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

Western Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua occipitalis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Common/Eastern Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa aspera

WA, SA, NSW, Victoria, Qld, ACT

Eastern 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)


Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Reptilia (paraphyletic)

Subclass:

Diapsida

(unranked):

Sauria

Infraclass:

Lepidosauromorpha

Order:

Squamata

Suborder:

Scleroglossa

Infraorder:

Scincomorpha

Family:

Scincidae

Subfamily:

Lygosominae



LINKS OF INTEREST

Complete list of Skinks found in the ACT

Complete list of Skinks found in Tasmania

More Information about Australian Skinks

More Information about Australian Reptiles


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