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Carlia tetradactyla

Southern Rainbow-skink

Common name: Southern Rainbow-skink. SVL: 50mm

The Southern Rainbow-skink is one of thirty species of four-fingered or rainbow-skinks (Carlia). Four-fingered or rainbow skinks have four front and five back digits and belong to the Eugongylus Group of skinks. There is only one species in the Canberra region and is characterised by two broad relish-orange lateral stripes and four digits on front limbs.

Distribution: Found in Canberra in higher woodlands areas but rarely south of Canberra. Likely common on the western slopes.

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Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Tuggeranong Hill - 7 Jul 2020 by Christine Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Stranger Pond - 6 May 2020 by Tammy Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Dunlop, ACT - 4 May 2020 by BrianHerps Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Mar 2019 by Illilanga Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Bullen Range - 9 Mar 2019 by HarveyPerkins Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 18 Nov 2018 by Illilanga Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 9 Nov 2018 by Illilanga Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area - 2 Jan 2018 by Wandiyali Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 26 Dec 2017 by Illilanga Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Mount Taylor - 13 Dec 2017 by Deanoe Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Greenway, ACT - 19 Nov 2017 by AlexSof Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 15 Nov 2017 by Illilanga Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 11 Nov 2017 by Illilanga Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Yass, NSW - 25 Oct 2017 by Ryl Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 6 Oct 2017 by Illilanga Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Urambi Hills - 9 Sep 2017 by KShort Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Greenway, ACT - 9 Mar 2017 by MatthewFrawley Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 4 Feb 2017 by Illilanga Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 23 Jan 2017 by Illilanga Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at The Angle, NSW - 10 Dec 2016 by TCecodiversity Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Calwell, ACT - 16 Apr 2016 by Anam Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Googong Foreshore - 16 Nov 2015 by MichaelMulvaney
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Tuggeranong Hill - 7 Jul 2020 by Christine
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Stranger Pond - 6 May 2020 by Tammy
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Dunlop, ACT - 4 May 2020 by BrianHerps
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Mar 2019 by Illilanga
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Bullen Range - 9 Mar 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 18 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 9 Nov 2018 by Illilanga
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area - 2 Jan 2018 by Wandiyali
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 26 Dec 2017 by Illilanga
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Mount Taylor - 13 Dec 2017 by Deanoe
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Greenway, ACT - 19 Nov 2017 by AlexSof
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 15 Nov 2017 by Illilanga
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 11 Nov 2017 by Illilanga
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Yass, NSW - 25 Oct 2017 by Ryl
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 6 Oct 2017 by Illilanga
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Urambi Hills - 9 Sep 2017 by KShort
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Greenway, ACT - 9 Mar 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 4 Feb 2017 by Illilanga
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 23 Jan 2017 by Illilanga
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at The Angle, NSW - 10 Dec 2016 by TCecodiversity
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Calwell, ACT - 16 Apr 2016 by Anam
Carlia tetradactyla (Southern Rainbow-skink) at Googong Foreshore - 16 Nov 2015 by MichaelMulvaney

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Species information

  • Carlia tetradactyla Scientific name
  • Southern Rainbow-skink Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 562.2310180664062m to 788.4m Recorded at altitude

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