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Liopholis montana

Tan-backed Skink

Common name: Tan-backed Skink. SVL 70mm

The Tan-backed Skink is one of eleven Australian species in the genus Liopholis (previously Egernia). Liopholis is included in Egernia Group of skinks which also includes blue-tongues and other genera. Body shape of Liopholis is squarish in cross-section. Two other skinks in this genus are found in the Canberra region. To distinguish them see description of White’s Skink.

Distribution: Confined to Alpine areas in ACT, NSW and Victoria.

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Liopholis montana (Tan-backed Skink) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Apr 2021 by BrianHerps Liopholis montana (Tan-backed Skink) at Namadgi National Park - 16 Nov 2019 by BrianHerps Liopholis montana (Tan-backed Skink) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Oct 1982 by wombey
Liopholis montana (Tan-backed Skink) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Apr 2021 by BrianHerps
Liopholis montana (Tan-backed Skink) at Namadgi National Park - 16 Nov 2019 by BrianHerps
Liopholis montana (Tan-backed Skink) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Oct 1982 by wombey

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Species information

  • Liopholis montana Scientific name
  • Tan-backed Skink Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

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