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A Listing of Australian Skinks
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Bold-striped Cool-skink Acritoscincus (was Bassiana) duperreyi NSW,ACT,SA,Tas,Vic
Red-throated Cool-skink Acritoscincus  (was Bassiana) platynotum NSW,Qld,Vic
South-western Cool-skink or Western three-lined skink Acritoscincus trilineatus (was Bassiana trilineata) SA(?),WA
Highlands Forest-skink Anepischetosia (was Nannoscincus) maccoyi NSW,Vic, SA
Short-necked Worm-skink Anomalopus brevicollis Qld
Common Worm-skink Anomalopus lentiginosus (status unknown) NSW,Qld
Speckled Worm Skink Anomalopus gowi Qld
Two-clawed Worm-skink Anomalopus leuckartii NSW,Qld
Five-clawed Worm-skink Anomalopus mackayi NSW,Qld
Cape York Worm-skink Anomalopus pluto Qld
Punctate Worm-skink Anomalopus swansoni NSW
Three-Clawed Worm skink Anomalopus verreauxi NSW,Qld
Major Skink Bellatorias (was Egernia) frerei NSW, Qld
Land Mullet Bellatorias (was Egernia) major NSW, Qld
Arnhem Land Skink Bellatorias obiri (was Egernia arnhemensis) NT,
Cone Eared Calyptotis Calyptotis lepidorostrum Qld
Red-Tailed Calyptotis Skink Calyptotis ruficauda NSW
Scute-snouted Calyptotis Skink Calyptotis scutirostrum NSW,Qld
Broad-templed Calyptotis Skink Calyptotis temporalis Qld
Thornton Peak Calyptotis Skink Calyptotis thorntonensis Qld
Bauxite or Two-spined Rainbow-skink Carlia amax NT,Qld,WA
Rainbow-skink Carlia bicarinata (Status in Australia uncertain) see C. storri Qld? (Cape York Peninsula? and also New Guinea)
Tree-base Litter-skink or Iridescent Litter-skink Carlia burnetti - has been renamed Lygisaurus foliorum NSW,Qld
Sandy Rainbow-skink Carlia decora (previously C. pectoralis) Qld
Elegant Rainbow-skink Carlia dogare Qld
Slender Rainbow-skink Carlia gracilis NT,WA
Lined Rainbow-skink Carlia jarnoldae Qld
Whitsunday Rainbow-skink Carlia inconnexa (Previously C.pectoralis inconnexa) Qld (offshore islands only)
Rough Brown Rainbow-skink Carlia johnstonei WA
Closed-litter Rainbow-skink Carlia longipes NT,Qld
Shaded-Litter Rainbow-skink Carlia munda NT,Qld,WA
Outcrop Rainbow-skink Carlia mundivensis Qld
Fire-tailed Rainbow-skink Carlia parrhasius (now Lygisaurus parrhasius) QLD
Open-litter Rainbow-skink Carlia pectoralis NSW,Qld
Five Keeled or Long-named Rainbow-skink Carlia quinquecarinata Qld Darnley Island (Erub Island)in the Torres Strait (New Guinea?)
Blue-throated Rainbow-skink Carlia rhomboidalis Qld
Black-throated Rainbow-skink Carlia rostralis Qld
Crevice Rainbow-skink Carlia rimula Qld
Orange Flanked Rainbow-skink Carlia rubigo (previously C. pectoralis Qld
Red Throated Rainbow-skink Carlia rubrigularis Qld
Red-sided Rainbow-skink Carlia rufilatus NT,WA
Robust Rainbow-skink Carlia schmeltzii NSW,Qld
Six-toothed Rainbow-skink Carlia sexdentata NT,Qld
Black Mountain Rainbow-skink Carlia scirtetis Qld
Brown Bicarinate Rainbow-skink Carlia storri (Split from C. bicarinata) Qld
Southern Rainbow-skink Carlia tetradactyla NSW,Qld,Vic,ACT
Desert Rainbow-skink Carlia triacantha NT,SA,WA (Qld?)
Tussock (or Lively) Rainbow-skink Carlia vivax NSW,Qld
Limbless Snake-toothed Skink Coeranoscincus frontalis Qld
Three-toed Snake-toothed Skink Coeranoscincus reticulatus NSW,Qld
Satinay Sand Skink Coggeria naufragus Qld
Adams' Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus adamsi (was C. virgatus) North-eastern Qld
Inland snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus australis NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
*Buchanan's Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus buchananii WA
Spiny-Palmed Shinning(Snake-eyed) Skink Cryptoblepharus carnabyi (now Cryptoblepharus australis) NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Swanson's Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus cygnatus Far-northern NT
Dappled Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus daedalos Northern NT
Blue-tailed Shinning(Snake-eyed)Skink Cryptoblepharus egeriae CI
Noble Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus exochus NT, WA (Northern border area)
Black-boulder (or Fuhn'sShinning(Snake-eyed)Skink Cryptoblepharus fuhni Qld (Cape Melville)
Arafura Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus gurrmul (was C. litoralis). NT (Oxley, New Year and North Goulburn Islands)
Juno's Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus juno North-western NT, Far-northern WA
Supralittoral (or Coastal) Shinning (Snake-eyed) Skink Cryptoblepharus litoralis Far-northern NT, Coastal Qld
Blotched Shinning Snake-eyed) Skink Cryptoblepharus megastictus Far-northern WA, (NT?)
Mertens' Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus mertensi North-eastern NT
Metallic Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus metallicus NT,Qld,WA
Pale Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus ochrus SA (NT?,Qld?)
Ragged Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus pannosus SA, NT, NSW, QLD, Vic
Callose-palmed (or Peron's) Shinning (Snake-eyed) Skink Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus WA
Elegant Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus pulcher NSW, Qld, SA,WA
Tawny Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus ruber NT, WA
Pygmy Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus tytthoss NT
Russet Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus ustulatus WA
Cream-striped Shinning (Snake-eyed) Skink or Wall Skink Cryptoblepharus virgatus Qld
Spangled Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus wulbu NT
Agile Snake-eyed Skink Cryptoblepharus zoticus NT, Qld
Field Ctenotus Ctenotus agrestis Qld
Lively Ctenotus Ctenotus alacer NT,Qld, WA, SA?
Ajana Ctenotus Ctenotus alleni WA
Brown-blazed Wedgesnout Ctenotus Ctenotus allotropis NSW,Qld
Airlie Island Ctenotus Ctenotus angusticeps WA (Airlie Island)
 Massive-gibber Ctenotus Ctenotus aphrodite (same as Ctenotus septenarius) NT, SA, QLD, WA
Arcane Ctenotus Ctenotus arcanus NSW,Qld
Ariadna's Ctenotus Ctenotus ariadnae WA,SA,Qld,NT
Jabiluka Ctenotus Ctenotus arnhemensis NT
Stony Downs Ctenotus Ctenotus astarte Qld
Southern Mallee Ctenotus Ctenotus atlas NSW,SA,WA,Vic
Western Limestone Ctenotus Ctenotus australis WA
White-faced Ctenotus Ctenotus borealis (name obsolete - see Ctenotus robustus) NT
Short-clawed Ctenotus Ctenotus brachyonyx (name obsolete - see Ctenotus inornatus)  
Short-footed Ctenotus Ctenotus brevipes Qld
*Wedge-snout Ctenotus Ctenotus brooksi NT,Qld,SA,WA,Vic,NSW
Plain-backed Kimberley Ctenotus Ctenotus burbidgei WA
Blue-tailed Finesnout Ctenotus Ctenotus calurus WA
Capricorn Ctenotus Ctenotus capricorni Qld
Chain-striped South-west Ctenotus Ctenotus catenifer WA
Brown-backed Ctenotus Ctenotus coggeri NT
Buff-tailed Finesnout Ctenotus Ctenotus colletti NT,WA
Ten-lined Ctenotus Ctenotus decaneurus NT,WA,Qld
Darling Range South-west (or Darling Range Heath) Ctenotus Ctenotus delli WA
Pilbara Ctenotus Ctenotus duricola WA
Fine Side-lined Ctenotus Ctenotus dux NT,SA,WA,Qld
Brown-tailed Finesnout Ctenotus Ctenotus ehmanni WA
Lowlands Plain-backed (or Essingtons) Ctenotus Ctenotus essingtonii NT
*Eucla Ctenotus Ctenotus euclae (was C. brooksi euclae) SA,WA
Brown-backed Yellow-lined Ctenotus Ctenotus eurydice NSW?,Qld
Black-backed Yellow-lined Ctenotus Ctenotus eutaenius Qld
West-coast Laterite Ctenotus Ctenotus fallens (name obsolete - see Ctenotus inornatus)  
Magela Ctenotus Ctenotus gagudju NT
Jewelled South-west Ctenotus Ctenotus gemmula WA
Grand Ctenotus Ctenotus grandis NT,SA,WA
Spotted-necked Ctenotus Ctenotus greeri NT,WA,SA
Chained Ctenotus Ctenotus halysis WA
Nimble Ctenotus Ctenotus hanloni NT,SA,WA
Stout Ctenotus Ctenotus hebetior NT,Qld
Nimble ctenotus Ctenotus hanloni NT,SA,Qld
*Clay-soil Ctenotus Ctenotus helenae (name obsolete - see Ctenotus inornatus)  
Top-end Lowlands Ctenotus Ctenotus hilli NT
North West Cape Ctenotus  Ctenotus iapetus WA
(South Western) Odd-striped Ctenotus Ctenotus impar WA
Unspotted Yellow-sided Ctenotus Ctenotus ingrami NSW,Qld
*Bar-shouldered Ctenotus Ctenotus inornatus (includes skinks previously called Ctenotus saxatilis) NT,Qld,WA,SA,Vic.
Black-soil Ctenotus Ctenotus joanae NT,Qld,SA
Kurnbudj Ctenotus Ctenotus kurnbudj NT
Common South-west Ctenotus Ctenotus labillardieri WA
Lancelin South-west Ctenotus Ctenotus lancelini WA (Lancelin Island),
Gravelly-soil Ctenotus Ctenotus lateralis Qld, NT?
Orange-tailed Finesnout Ctenotus Ctenotus leae NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Leonhardi's Ctenotus Ctenotus leonhardii NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Maryan's Ctenotus Ctenotus maryani WA
Whiptail Ctenotus Ctenotus mastigura WA
Median-striped Ctenotus Ctenotus mesotes WA
Soldier Ctenotus Ctenotus militaris NT,WA
Checker-sided Ctenotus Ctenotus mimetes WA
Atherton Ctenotus Ctenotus monticola Qld
Nasute Finesnout Ctenotus Ctenotus nasutus NT,WA,SA?
Pin-striped Finesnout Ctenotus Ctenotus nigrilineatus WA
Nullum Ctenotus Ctenotus nullum Qld
Spotted Ctenotus Skink Ctenotus olympicus Qld, NSW, SA, WA?
Coastal Plains Skink Ctenotus ora WA
Eastern Ctenotus Ctenotus orientalis (Was C. uber orientals) Vic, Qld, NSW, SA, WA, ACT
North-western Wedgesnout Ctenotus Ctenotus pallescens NT, WA?
Leopard Ctenotus Ctenotus pantherinus NSW(?), NT, Qld, SA, WA
Coarse Sands Ctenotus Ctenotus piankai NT,SA,WAQld?
Red-sided Ctenotus Ctenotus pulchellus NT,Qld
Fourteen Lined Ctenotus Ctenotus quattuordecimlineatus NT,SA,WA
Quinkan Ctenotus Ctenotus quinkan Qld
Spear-like Ctenotus Ctenotus quirinus NT
Cape Heath Ctenotus Ctenotus rawlinsoni Qld
Pale-rumped (or Royal) Ctenotus Ctenotus regius NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic
Crack-dwelling Ctenotus Ctenotus rimacola NT, WA
*Robust Striped (Ctenotus)Skink
(Status uncertain)
Ctenotus robustus (see Ctenotus spaldingi)
( includes skinks previously known as Ctenotus borealis)
NSW, ACT, , NT, Qld, SA,Vic, WA
Ruddy Ctenotus Ctenotus rubicundus WA
Red-earth Ctenotus Ctenotus rosarium Qld
Rufous Finesnout Ctenotus Ctenotus rufescens WA
Rusty-shouldered Ctenotus Ctenotus rutilans WA
*Stony-soil (or Rock) Ctenotus Ctenotus saxatilis - (name obsolete - see Ctenotus inornatus)  
Black-soil Rises Ctenotus Ctenotus schevilli Qld
Barred Wedge-snout Ctenotus Ctenotus schomburgkii NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Massive-gibber Ctenotus Ctenotus septenarius NT, SA, QLD, WA
Gravel-downs Ctenotus Ctenotus serotinus Qld
North-western Sandy-loam Ctenotus Ctenotus serventyi WA
*Stern Ctenotus Ctenotus severus (name obsolete - see Ctenotus inornatus)  
*Spaldings or Straight-browed Ctenotus
(Status uncertain)
Ctenotus spaldingi (see Ctenotus robustus) NT,Qld, WA? New Guinea?
Buff-striped Ctenotus Ctenotus storri NT,
Eastern Barred Wedge-snout Ctenotus Ctenotus strauchii NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Stripe-headed Finesnout Ctenotus Ctenotus striaticeps NT,Qld
Stuart's Ctenotus Ctenotus stuarti NT
Sharp-browed Ctenotus Ctenotus superciliaris WA (Pilbara, Kimberley), North-western NT
*Eyrean Ctenotus Ctenotus taeniatus (was Ctenotus brooksi taeniatus) NSW,Qld,Vic,SA,NT
Copper-Tailed Skink Ctenotus taeniolatus NSW,Qld,Vic,ACT
Tanami Ctenotus Ctenotus tanamiensis NT,WA
Kimberly Wedge-snout Ctenotus Ctenotus tantillus NT,WA
Hinchinbrook Ctenotus Ctenotus terrareginae Qld
Spotted Ctenotus Ctenotus uber WA
Median-striped (or Uneven Striped) Ctenotus Ctenotus vagus WA
Scant-striped Ctenotus Ctenotus vertebralis NT,
Wide-striped Ctenotus Ctenotus xenopleura WA
Shark bay South-west Ctenotus Ctenotus youngsoni WA
Hamelin Pool Ctenotus Ctenotus zastictus WA
Southern Cape York Finesnout Ctenotus Ctenotus zebrilla Qld
Lord Howe Island Skink Cyclodina (was Pseudemoia and Oligosoma) lichenigera LHI,NI
Common Slender Bluetongue Cyclodomorphus branchialis WA
Tasmanian She-oak Skink *Cyclodomorphus casuarina Tas
Western Slender Bluetongue *Cyclodomorphus celatus WA
Pink-Tongued Skink Cyclodomorphus (was Hemisphaeriodon) gerrardi NSW,Qld
Giant Slender Bluetongue Cyclodomorphus maximus WA
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 NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic
*Western Pilbara Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skink Egernia cygnitos (split from depressa) WA
*Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skink Egernia depressa WA
Kimberly Crevice-skink Egernia douglasi WA
*Central Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skink Egernia eos (split from depressa) NT,SA?,WA
*Eastern Pilbara Spiny-tailed Skink Egernia epsisolus (split from depressa) WA
Goldfields Crevice-skink Egernia formosa WA
Hosmer's Skink Egernia hosmeri NT,Qld
King's Skink Egernia kingii WA
Eastern Crevice Skink Egernia mcpheei NSW, Qld
South-western Crevice-skink Egernia napoleonis WA
Pilbara Crevice-skink Egernia pilbarensis WA
*Bight Crevice-skink Egernia richardi (was E. carinata) SA,WA
Yakka Skink Egernia rugosa Qld
Black Rock Skink Egernia saxatilis NSW,Vic
Stoke's (Gidgee)Skink Egernia stokesii NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Tree Skink Egernia striolata NSW,Qld,SA,Vic
*Kaputar Rock Skink Egernia sp (to be described) NSW (Mt Kaputar only)
Mangrove Skink or Littoral Whiptail Skink Emoia atrocostata CI,Qld, Torres Straight &
Pacific Islands, South East Asia
Scrub Whiptail Skink Emoia longicauda Qld , New Guinea
Christmas Island Whiptail Skink Emoia nativitatis CI
*Brown-sided Bar-lipped Skink Eremiascincus (