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.
MapsMount Majura Mount Ainslie Black Mountain Mount Mugga Mugga Cooleman Ridge Gungaderra Grasslands Gigerline Nature Reserve Mount Painter Goorooyarroo Gossan Hill Mount Pleasant Mulanggari Grasslands Harcourt Hill Namadgi National Park The Pinnacle Sherwood Forest Woodstock Nature Reserve Swamp Creek Bullen Range Callum Brae Tuggeranong Hill Aranda Bushland Red Hill Nature Reserve Mount Taylor Farrer Ridge Wanniassa Hill Jerrabomberra Grassland Lower Molonglo Urambi Hills Mulligans Flat Crace Grasslands Stony Creek Cotter Reserve Molonglo Gorge Stirling Park ANBG Mount Jerrabomberra Hughes Garran Woodland Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area Illilanga & Baroona Brindabella National Park Googong Foreshore Piney Ridge Rugosa at Yass River Ginninderry Conservation Corridor Dryandra St Woodland
PlacesSymonston, ACT Isaacs, ACT Bruce, ACT Majura, ACT Stromlo, ACT Coree, ACT Hackett, ACT Jerrabomberra, NSW Acton, ACT Googong, NSW Yarralumla, ACT Yass River, NSW Michelago, NSW O'Connor, ACT Weetangera, ACT Aranda, ACT Fadden, ACT Hughes, ACT Tennent, ACT Gungahlin, ACT Red Hill, ACT Yarrow, NSW Belconnen, ACT Garran, ACT Pearce, ACT Hume, ACT Burra, NSW Deakin, ACT Cook, ACT Holt, ACT Wee Jasper, NSW Hawker, ACT Dunlop, ACT Jerrabomberra, ACT Uriarra Village, ACT Fisher, ACT Canberra Central, ACT
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