THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons

 

 

Elapid Snakes

 

Sea Snakes

 

File Snakes

 

Blind Snakes

 

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

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WHITE'S SKINK
Liopholis (was Egernia) whitii

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


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


Young White's skink Liopholis whitii from NSW



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)

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/Flinders Ranges Rock-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) margaretae

NT, SA

Eastern Ranges Rock-skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) modesta

NSW, Qld

Mountain Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) montana

NSW, Vic, ACT

Bull Skink or Southern sand-Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) multiscutata

SA, Vic, WA

South-western Rock-Skink

Liopholis (was Egernia) pulchra

WA

 

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