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Liopholis whitii

White's Skink at Rendezvous Creek, ACT

Liopholis whitii at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 6 Oct 2021
Liopholis whitii at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 6 Oct 2021
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Identification history

Liopholis whitii 9 Oct 2021 WillO
Unidentified 9 Oct 2021 Tammy

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A few more images to help with ID, but not much better I'm afraid.

3 comments

WillO wrote:
   9 Oct 2021
That does help thanks. I can see more of the front leg and a bit more of the markings on the back near the neck. Like John, my first instinct was that this was a L. whitii but then convinced myself it wasn't. Now I can confirm (cautiously) that it is Liopholis whitii. The reasons are a bit technical and include for the lizard in your photo: nasal scales not in contact, prefrontals not in broad contact (they are in contact and it is perhaps not clear as to the extent of contact), lack of a clear pale stripe below eye, presence of several dark-edged obscure pale spots on underside of jaw (these are obscured a bit by a blade of grass), lack of longitudinal pale and light stripes on the fore limb (what look like faint stripes are just dark edges to scales and this is typical of L. whitii leg colour). So thanks for the extra photos. I will wait to see if John agrees and then one of us will confirm the id as L. whitii if we agree. Thanks again, Will.
wombey wrote:
   9 Oct 2021
Yes, I still think it is most likely to be whitii and agree with Will.
Tammy wrote:
   9 Oct 2021
Thanks to both, very interesting.

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Hemarthria uncinata (Matgrass) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 4 Apr 2022 by JaneR Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by SWishart Synlestes weyersii at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by SWishart Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by SWishart Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by SWishart Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock Acacia siculiformis (Dagger Wattle) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Aoplocnemis sp. (genus) (A weevil) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Brachyscome aculeata (Hill Daisy) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 9 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Polyscias sambucifolia subsp. Short leaflets (V.Stajsic 196) Vic. Herbarium (Elderberry Panax, Ornamental Ash, Elderberry Ash) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 9 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 9 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Leptospermum grandifolium (Woolly Teatree, Mountain Tea-tree) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by JaneR Melithreptus brevirostris (Brown-headed Honeyeater) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 26 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock Taxeotis intermixtaria (Dark-edged Taxeotis) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 25 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 11 Jul 2021 by JohnBundock Hemigomphus gouldii (Southern Vicetail) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 13 Dec 2019 by jeffmelvaine Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 by KShort Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 by KShort Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 11 Feb 2019 by Christine Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 11 Feb 2019 by Christine Yoyetta subalpina (Subalpine Firetail Cicada) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 6 Jan 2019 by SWishart Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 6 Jan 2019 by SWishart Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill Fungus) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 10 Oct 2017 by JanetRussell Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 20 Nov 2016 by KShort
Hemarthria uncinata (Matgrass) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 4 Apr 2022 by JaneR
Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by SWishart
Synlestes weyersii at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by SWishart
Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by SWishart
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by SWishart
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
Acacia siculiformis (Dagger Wattle) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Aoplocnemis sp. (genus) (A weevil) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Brachyscome aculeata (Hill Daisy) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 9 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Polyscias sambucifolia subsp. Short leaflets (V.Stajsic 196) Vic. Herbarium (Elderberry Panax, Ornamental Ash, Elderberry Ash) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 9 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 9 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Leptospermum grandifolium (Woolly Teatree, Mountain Tea-tree) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Melithreptus brevirostris (Brown-headed Honeyeater) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 26 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock
Taxeotis intermixtaria (Dark-edged Taxeotis) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 25 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 11 Jul 2021 by JohnBundock
Hemigomphus gouldii (Southern Vicetail) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 13 Dec 2019 by jeffmelvaine
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 by KShort
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 by KShort
Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 11 Feb 2019 by Christine
Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 11 Feb 2019 by Christine
Yoyetta subalpina (Subalpine Firetail Cicada) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 6 Jan 2019 by SWishart
Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 6 Jan 2019 by SWishart
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill Fungus) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 10 Oct 2017 by JanetRussell
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 20 Nov 2016 by KShort

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 6 Oct 2021 12:09 PM Recorded on
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