Common name: Common Garden Skink. SVL 48mm; Total length 90mm
Common Garden Skink, also known as Pale-flecked Garden Sunskink, is in the genus commonly referred to as ground or sun skinks (Lampropholis) which contains fourteen species. Lampropholis belong to Eugongylus Group of skinks.
Common Garden Skink is names after French zoologist Antoine Alphone Guichenot (1809-76); several species commemorate his name. Despite its commonness it is one of the prettiest skinks of skinks with its blue flecked appearance. With a little patience it is easily recognisable.
Distribution: While once likely common and still numerous, this population numbers have likely seriously declined in Canberra region.
Lampropholis guichenoti is listed in the following regions:
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MapsBirrigai Black Flat at Corrowong Black Mountain Bobundara Nature Reserve Bondi State Forest Boro Bruce Ridge to Gossan Hill Budjan Galindji (Franklin Grassland) Reserve Bullen Range Callum Brae Coornartha Nature Reserve Crace Grasslands Farrer Ridge Gibraltar Pines Gigerline Nature Reserve Googong Foreshore Googong Reservoir Goorooyarroo NR (ACT) Gossan Hill Jerrabomberra Grassland Jerrabomberra Wetlands Kosciuszko National Park Lower Cotter Catchment Lower Molonglo Mongarlowe River Mount Majura Mount Mugga Mugga Mulanggari Grasslands Mulligans Flat Namadgi National Park QPRC LGA Swamp Creek Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area Wanniassa Hill
PlacesActon, ACT Aranda, ACT Bobundara, NSW Booth, ACT Boro, NSW Braidwood, NSW Bungendore, NSW Bywong, NSW Canberra Central, ACT Carwoola, NSW Chapman, ACT Cook, ACT Cooleman, NSW Corrowong, NSW Cotter River, ACT Downer, ACT East Jindabyne, NSW Fyshwick, ACT Geehi, NSW Glen Fergus, NSW Googong, NSW Gungahlin, ACT Hackett, ACT Higgins, ACT Jerrabomberra, NSW Kosciuszko National Park, NSW Mayfield, NSW Melba, ACT Mongarlowe, NSW Murray Gorge, NSW Nanima, NSW Narrabundah, ACT Numeralla, NSW Old Adaminaby, NSW Paddys River, ACT Rendezvous Creek, ACT Rockton, NSW Symonston, ACT Tennent, ACT Tharwa, ACT Wamboin, NSW Wambrook, NSW Winifred, NSW Yarrangobilly, NSW Yarrow, NSW