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Morethia boulengeri

Boulenger's Skink

Common name: Boulenger’s Skink. SVL 50mm, Total length 90mm

Boulenger’s Skink is one of eight Australian skinks in the genus Morethia, also known as firetail skinks. Morethia belong to the Eugongylus Group of skinks. The skink was named after George Albert Boulenger (1858-1937), a Belgian-British zoologist.

The markings and coloration of Boulenger’s Skink can vary significantly between individuals. It back is grey or brown with coloured flecks forming longitudinal stripes. Along its side, there is a thin white stripe from the mouth to the groin. Above the white line is often a thicker black stripe. Juvenile lizards have a distinctive red-orange tinge on the the side of the tail, which is a distinguishing feature of the Morethia genus.

Distribution: This is essentially and inland species, and it is common from just south of Canberra but unknown on the Monaro, the coast and higher areas.

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Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Dryandra St Woodland - 16 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 12 Apr 2021 by Tammy Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Ainslie - 7 Apr 2021 by Ned_Johnston Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Aranda Bushland - 26 Mar 2021 by tpreston Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Wee Jasper, NSW - 7 Mar 2021 by RyuCallaway Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Holt, ACT - 27 Feb 2021 by tpreston Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Dryandra St Woodland - 5 Feb 2021 by ConBoekel Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Woodstock Nature Reserve - 8 Jan 2021 by KShort Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Woodstock Nature Reserve - 8 Jan 2021 by KShort Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Lower Molonglo - 8 Jan 2021 by KShort Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 19 Dec 2020 by Tammy Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Dryandra St Woodland - 18 Dec 2020 by ConBoekel Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Farrer Ridge - 12 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 29 Nov 2020 by Alison Milton Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 14 Nov 2020 by Tapirlord Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at ANBG - 1 Sep 2020 by HelenCross Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Taylor - 29 Aug 2020 by MatthewFrawley Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 May 2020 by LisaH Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Sherwood Forest - 28 Apr 2020 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by Tammy Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 19 Apr 2020 by Tammy Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by AndrewCB Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Mar 2020 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Yarralumla, ACT - 14 Mar 2020 by aliboogy Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Stirling Park - 14 Mar 2020 by HelenCross Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Stirling Park - 14 Mar 2020 by HelenCross Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Mar 2020 by LisaH Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Piney Ridge - 24 Nov 2019 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Oct 2019 by LisaH Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at The Pinnacle - 23 Oct 2019 by Alison Milton Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Rugosa at Yass River - 2 Sep 2019 by SenexRugosus Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at ANBG - 3 Apr 2019 by RodDeb Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cotter Reserve - 7 Mar 2019 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Painter - 26 Feb 2019 by Alison Milton Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 30 Dec 2018 by Illilanga Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Dec 2018 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Ainslie - 21 Nov 2018 by jbromilow50 Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Nov 2018 by MichaelMulvaney Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Oct 2018 by MichaelMulvaney Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Black Mountain - 26 Oct 2018 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Callum Brae - 19 Oct 2018 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 15 Oct 2018 by Illilanga Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Callum Brae - 28 Sep 2018 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Majura - 1 May 2018 by jbromilow50 Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at The Pinnacle - 22 Mar 2018 by Alison Milton Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cooleman Ridge - 7 Mar 2018 by SWishart Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Mar 2018 by KMcCue Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Googong Foreshore - 24 Feb 2018 by KShort Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Callum Brae - 19 Feb 2018 by nath_kay Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018 by Simmo Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Jerrabomberra - 23 Nov 2017 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Taylor - 21 Oct 2017 by AlexSof Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area - 13 Oct 2017 by Wandiyali Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Callum Brae - 5 Oct 2017 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Goorooyarroo - 24 Sep 2017 by JasonC Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Goorooyarroo - 24 Sep 2017 by JasonC Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Ainslie - 24 Sep 2017 by WalterEgo Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Urambi Hills - 9 Sep 2017 by KShort Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Woodstock Nature Reserve - 3 Jun 2017 by KShort Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Woodstock Nature Reserve - 3 Jun 2017 by KShort Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Wanniassa Hill - 7 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Goorooyarroo - 24 Sep 2016 by JasonC Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2016 by RyuCallaway Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 23 Jan 2016 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Jan 2016 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Dec 2015 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Dec 2015 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Jerrabomberra Grassland - 21 Nov 2015 by RyuCallaway Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2015 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Nov 2015 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Taylor - 23 Sep 2011 by MatthewFrawley Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Gungahlin, ACT - 27 Oct 1982 by wombey Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Gungahlin, ACT - 28 Apr 1982 by wombey Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Gungahlin, ACT - 6 Dec 1978 by wombey
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Dryandra St Woodland - 16 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 12 Apr 2021 by Tammy
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Ainslie - 7 Apr 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Aranda Bushland - 26 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Wee Jasper, NSW - 7 Mar 2021 by RyuCallaway
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Holt, ACT - 27 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Dryandra St Woodland - 5 Feb 2021 by ConBoekel
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Woodstock Nature Reserve - 8 Jan 2021 by KShort
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Woodstock Nature Reserve - 8 Jan 2021 by KShort
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Lower Molonglo - 8 Jan 2021 by KShort
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 19 Dec 2020 by Tammy
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Dryandra St Woodland - 18 Dec 2020 by ConBoekel
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Farrer Ridge - 12 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 29 Nov 2020 by Alison Milton
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 14 Nov 2020 by Tapirlord
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at ANBG - 1 Sep 2020 by HelenCross
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Taylor - 29 Aug 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 May 2020 by LisaH
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Sherwood Forest - 28 Apr 2020 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by Tammy
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 19 Apr 2020 by Tammy
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by AndrewCB
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Mar 2020 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Yarralumla, ACT - 14 Mar 2020 by aliboogy
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Stirling Park - 14 Mar 2020 by HelenCross
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Stirling Park - 14 Mar 2020 by HelenCross
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Mar 2020 by LisaH
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Piney Ridge - 24 Nov 2019 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Oct 2019 by LisaH
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at The Pinnacle - 23 Oct 2019 by Alison Milton
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Sep 2019 by Alison Milton
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Rugosa at Yass River - 2 Sep 2019 by SenexRugosus
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at ANBG - 3 Apr 2019 by RodDeb
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cotter Reserve - 7 Mar 2019 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Painter - 26 Feb 2019 by Alison Milton
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 30 Dec 2018 by Illilanga
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Dec 2018 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Ainslie - 21 Nov 2018 by jbromilow50
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Nov 2018 by MichaelMulvaney
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Oct 2018 by MichaelMulvaney
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Black Mountain - 26 Oct 2018 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Callum Brae - 19 Oct 2018 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 15 Oct 2018 by Illilanga
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Callum Brae - 28 Sep 2018 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Majura - 1 May 2018 by jbromilow50
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at The Pinnacle - 22 Mar 2018 by Alison Milton
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cooleman Ridge - 7 Mar 2018 by SWishart
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Mar 2018 by KMcCue
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Googong Foreshore - 24 Feb 2018 by KShort
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Callum Brae - 19 Feb 2018 by nath_kay
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018 by Simmo
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Jerrabomberra - 23 Nov 2017 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Taylor - 21 Oct 2017 by AlexSof
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area - 13 Oct 2017 by Wandiyali
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Callum Brae - 5 Oct 2017 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Goorooyarroo - 24 Sep 2017 by JasonC
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Goorooyarroo - 24 Sep 2017 by JasonC
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Ainslie - 24 Sep 2017 by WalterEgo
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Urambi Hills - 9 Sep 2017 by KShort
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Woodstock Nature Reserve - 3 Jun 2017 by KShort
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Woodstock Nature Reserve - 3 Jun 2017 by KShort
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Wanniassa Hill - 7 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Goorooyarroo - 24 Sep 2016 by JasonC
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2016 by RyuCallaway
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 23 Jan 2016 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Jan 2016 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Dec 2015 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Dec 2015 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Jerrabomberra Grassland - 21 Nov 2015 by RyuCallaway
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2015 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Nov 2015 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Taylor - 23 Sep 2011 by MatthewFrawley
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Gungahlin, ACT - 27 Oct 1982 by wombey
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Gungahlin, ACT - 28 Apr 1982 by wombey
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Gungahlin, ACT - 6 Dec 1978 by wombey

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  • Morethia boulengeri Scientific name
  • Boulenger's Skink Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 461m to 822.547m Recorded at altitude

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