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Liopholis whitii

White's Skink

Common name: White’s Skink. SVL 95mm; Total length 250mm

White’s 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. 

 

White’s Skink is the most common species throughout the region while the Snowy Mountains and Tan-back Skinks are restricted to small isolated populations. White’s Skink is a somewhat variable species and is sometimes referred to as a White’s Skink complex; suggesting that more research is required into its taxonomy.

 

According to the literature, White’s Skink always has a vertical white bar or spots surrounded by black above the forearm; this is considered diagnostic. Neither of the other species has this feature. 

 

White’s Skink (as does the Snowy Mountains Skink) often has a striped back with yellow markings along the outer stripes. They have similar yellow markings on the upper sides. However, at higher altitudes White's Skink may be striped or not on its back, without the yellow markings, and may be with or without yellow markings on its side. It may look like the Tan-back skink. Interestingly, White’s Skink in Tasmania does not have  the yellowing markings on its back. Remember Snowy and Tan-backed Skinks do not have the vertical yellow bars or markings above the forearm. 

Distribution: Common throughout region at higher elevation.

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Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 2 May 2022 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 1 May 2022 by 1pepsiman Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by GG Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Mar 2022 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by regeraghty Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Jindabyne, NSW - 12 Mar 2022 by Birdy Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by heatherb1997 Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 7 Feb 2022 by RobG1 Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Uriarra, NSW - 13 Jan 2022 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 29 Dec 2021 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Dec 2021 by Harrisi Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by Christine Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 1 Nov 2021 by BrianH Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Booth, ACT - 23 Oct 2021 by KMcCue Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by TimotheeBonnet Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by TimotheeBonnet Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by HarveyPerkins Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by HarveyPerkins Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by Tammy Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Wog Wog, NSW - 24 Apr 2021 by BIrdsinCanberra Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Arable, NSW - 7 Mar 2021 by AndyRoo Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by KMcCue Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by Christine Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by Christine Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cooleman, NSW - 7 Feb 2021 by alex_watt Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 4 Jan 2021 by FelicityGrant Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Sep 2020 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 13 Mar 2020 by DonFletcher Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Feb 2020 by Harrisi Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Bredbo, NSW - 12 Jan 2020 by Illilanga Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 29 Oct 2019 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 24 Oct 2019 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 15 Oct 2019 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 4 Sep 2019 by KShort Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 23 Mar 2019 by AndrewCB Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 23 Mar 2019 by AndrewCB Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Mar 2019 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 by RobParnell Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Booth, ACT - 10 Feb 2019 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Booth, ACT - 19 Jan 2019 by HelenCross Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 12 Jan 2019 by Christine Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 5 Jan 2019 by jmcleod Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Dec 2018 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 5 Dec 2018 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tharwa, ACT - 11 Nov 2018 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Booth, ACT - 12 Mar 2018 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Mar 2018 by Tapirlord Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Mar 2018 by Tapirlord Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 21 Feb 2018 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 6 Feb 2018 by SWishart Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Feb 2018 by DPRees125 Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 31 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 3 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 20 Nov 2017 by roymcd Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 24 Apr 2017 by KShort Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 24 Apr 2017 by KShort Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 24 Apr 2017 by KShort Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 31 Mar 2017 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 20 Mar 2017 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 9 Mar 2017 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Yarrangobilly, NSW - 5 Mar 2017 by AndrewCB Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 21 Feb 2017 by Ratcliffe Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 19 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Booth, ACT - 8 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 9 Dec 2016 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 20 Nov 2016 by KShort Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 8 Feb 2016 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 8 Feb 2016 by JohnBundock Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2016 by ArcherCallaway Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 20 Jan 2016 by calyptorhynchus Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Nimmo, NSW - 11 Dec 2015 by JanetRussell Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 9 Nov 2015 by SuziBond Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 25 Oct 2015 by NathanaelC Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 25 Oct 2015 by NathanaelC Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Anembo, NSW - 12 Sep 2013 by RobSpeirs Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Winifred, NSW - 2 Mar 2010 by GeoffRobertson Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Feb 2010 by galah681 Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Wyanbene, NSW - 7 Jan 2010 by HarveyPerkins Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Kosciuszko National Park, NSW - 13 Jan 2001 by GeoffRobertson
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 2 May 2022 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 1 May 2022 by 1pepsiman
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by GG
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Mar 2022 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by regeraghty
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Jindabyne, NSW - 12 Mar 2022 by Birdy
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by heatherb1997
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 7 Feb 2022 by RobG1
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Uriarra, NSW - 13 Jan 2022 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 29 Dec 2021 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Dec 2021 by Harrisi
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by Christine
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 1 Nov 2021 by BrianH
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Booth, ACT - 23 Oct 2021 by KMcCue
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by TimotheeBonnet
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by TimotheeBonnet
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by HarveyPerkins
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by HarveyPerkins
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by Tammy
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Wog Wog, NSW - 24 Apr 2021 by BIrdsinCanberra
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Arable, NSW - 7 Mar 2021 by AndyRoo
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by KMcCue
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by Christine
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by Christine
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cooleman, NSW - 7 Feb 2021 by alex_watt
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 4 Jan 2021 by FelicityGrant
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Sep 2020 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 13 Mar 2020 by DonFletcher
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Feb 2020 by Harrisi
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Bredbo, NSW - 12 Jan 2020 by Illilanga
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 29 Oct 2019 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 24 Oct 2019 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 15 Oct 2019 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 4 Sep 2019 by KShort
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 23 Mar 2019 by AndrewCB
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 23 Mar 2019 by AndrewCB
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Mar 2019 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 by RobParnell
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Booth, ACT - 10 Feb 2019 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Booth, ACT - 19 Jan 2019 by HelenCross
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 12 Jan 2019 by Christine
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 5 Jan 2019 by jmcleod
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Dec 2018 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 5 Dec 2018 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tharwa, ACT - 11 Nov 2018 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Booth, ACT - 12 Mar 2018 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Mar 2018 by Tapirlord
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Mar 2018 by Tapirlord
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 21 Feb 2018 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 6 Feb 2018 by SWishart
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Feb 2018 by DPRees125
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 31 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 3 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 20 Nov 2017 by roymcd
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 24 Apr 2017 by KShort
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 24 Apr 2017 by KShort
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 24 Apr 2017 by KShort
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 31 Mar 2017 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 20 Mar 2017 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 9 Mar 2017 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Yarrangobilly, NSW - 5 Mar 2017 by AndrewCB
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 21 Feb 2017 by Ratcliffe
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 19 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Booth, ACT - 8 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Cotter River, ACT - 9 Dec 2016 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 20 Nov 2016 by KShort
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 8 Feb 2016 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 8 Feb 2016 by JohnBundock
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2016 by ArcherCallaway
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 20 Jan 2016 by calyptorhynchus
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Nimmo, NSW - 11 Dec 2015 by JanetRussell
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Mount Clear, ACT - 9 Nov 2015 by SuziBond
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 25 Oct 2015 by NathanaelC
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 25 Oct 2015 by NathanaelC
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Anembo, NSW - 12 Sep 2013 by RobSpeirs
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Winifred, NSW - 2 Mar 2010 by GeoffRobertson
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Feb 2010 by galah681
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Wyanbene, NSW - 7 Jan 2010 by HarveyPerkins
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Kosciuszko National Park, NSW - 13 Jan 2001 by GeoffRobertson
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