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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