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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 O'Connor, ACT - 8 Aug 2022 by trevorpreston Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Campbell, ACT - 2 Aug 2022 by trevorpreston Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 4 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by Kurt Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Lyneham, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by tpreston Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Nov 2021 by tpreston Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Macarthur, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by RAllen Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 3 Nov 2021 by Tammy Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Carwoola, NSW - 1 Nov 2021 by Liam.m Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Bruce, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by AlisonMilton Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Sep 2021 by AndrewCB Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Crace, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by Intineratingfamily Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Holt, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 22 Aug 2021 by Tammy Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Downer, ACT - 20 Aug 2021 by trevsci Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Carwoola, NSW - 8 Aug 2021 by Liam.m Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Holt, ACT - 30 Jul 2021 by Roger Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Majura, ACT - 29 Jul 2021 by Sarah2019 Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at O'Connor, ACT - 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 Majura, ACT - 7 Apr 2021 by Ned_Johnston Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Holt, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by tpreston Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Wee Jasper, NSW - 7 Mar 2021 by ArcherCallaway Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Holt, ACT - 27 Feb 2021 by tpreston Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at O'Connor, ACT - 5 Feb 2021 by ConBoekel Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Holt, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by KShort Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Holt, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by KShort Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by KShort Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 19 Dec 2020 by Tammy Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by ConBoekel Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Nov 2020 by Tapirlord Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Acton, ACT - 1 Sep 2020 by HelenCross Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Fisher, ACT - 29 Aug 2020 by MatthewFrawley Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Deakin, ACT - 14 May 2020 by LisaH Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Amaroo, ACT - 12 May 2020 by tpreston Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Coree, ACT - 28 Apr 2020 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 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, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Yarralumla, ACT - 14 Mar 2020 by aliboogy Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Yarralumla, ACT - 14 Mar 2020 by HelenCross Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Yarralumla, ACT - 14 Mar 2020 by HelenCross Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Deakin, ACT - 5 Mar 2020 by LisaH Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Nov 2019 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill, ACT - 30 Oct 2019 by LisaH Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Hawker, ACT - 23 Oct 2019 by AlisonMilton Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Sep 2019 by AlisonMilton Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Yass River, NSW - 2 Sep 2019 by SenexRugosus Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Acton, ACT - 3 Apr 2019 by RodDeb Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 7 Mar 2019 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 26 Feb 2019 by AlisonMilton Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Michelago, NSW - 30 Dec 2018 by Illilanga Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill, ACT - 16 Dec 2018 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Majura, ACT - 21 Nov 2018 by jbromilow50 Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 by MichaelMulvaney Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Oct 2018 by MichaelMulvaney Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Hackett, ACT - 26 Oct 2018 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 19 Oct 2018 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Michelago, NSW - 15 Oct 2018 by Illilanga Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 28 Sep 2018 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Canberra Central, ACT - 1 May 2018 by jbromilow50 Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at The Pinnacle - 22 Mar 2018 by AlisonMilton Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Mar 2018 by SWishart Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Mar 2018 by KMcCue Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Yarrow, NSW - 24 Feb 2018 by KShort Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 19 Feb 2018 by nath_kay Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill, ACT - 1 Feb 2018 by Simmo Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Nov 2017 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Taylor - 21 Oct 2017 by AlexSof Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Googong, NSW - 13 Oct 2017 by Wandiyali Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 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 Hackett, ACT - 24 Sep 2017 by WalterEgo Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Urambi Hills - 9 Sep 2017 by KShort Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Jun 2017 by KShort Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Jun 2017 by KShort Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Oct 2016 by ArcherCallaway Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Goorooyarroo - 24 Sep 2016 by JasonC Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 20 Apr 2016 by ArcherCallaway Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 23 Jan 2016 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Garran, ACT - 22 Jan 2016 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 24 Dec 2015 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill, ACT - 23 Dec 2015 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Hume, ACT - 21 Nov 2015 by ArcherCallaway Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill, ACT - 19 Nov 2015 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill, ACT - 1 Nov 2015 by roymcd Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Pearce, ACT - 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 O'Connor, ACT - 8 Aug 2022 by trevorpreston
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Campbell, ACT - 2 Aug 2022 by trevorpreston
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 4 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by Kurt
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Lyneham, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by tpreston
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Nov 2021 by tpreston
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Macarthur, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by RAllen
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 3 Nov 2021 by Tammy
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Carwoola, NSW - 1 Nov 2021 by Liam.m
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Bruce, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by AlisonMilton
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Sep 2021 by AndrewCB
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Crace, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by Intineratingfamily
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Holt, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 22 Aug 2021 by Tammy
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Downer, ACT - 20 Aug 2021 by trevsci
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Carwoola, NSW - 8 Aug 2021 by Liam.m
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Holt, ACT - 30 Jul 2021 by Roger
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Majura, ACT - 29 Jul 2021 by Sarah2019
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at O'Connor, ACT - 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 Majura, ACT - 7 Apr 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Holt, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Wee Jasper, NSW - 7 Mar 2021 by ArcherCallaway
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Holt, ACT - 27 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at O'Connor, ACT - 5 Feb 2021 by ConBoekel
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Holt, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by KShort
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Holt, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by KShort
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by KShort
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 19 Dec 2020 by Tammy
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by ConBoekel
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Nov 2020 by Tapirlord
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Acton, ACT - 1 Sep 2020 by HelenCross
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Fisher, ACT - 29 Aug 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Deakin, ACT - 14 May 2020 by LisaH
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Amaroo, ACT - 12 May 2020 by tpreston
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Coree, ACT - 28 Apr 2020 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 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, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Yarralumla, ACT - 14 Mar 2020 by aliboogy
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Yarralumla, ACT - 14 Mar 2020 by HelenCross
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Yarralumla, ACT - 14 Mar 2020 by HelenCross
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Deakin, ACT - 5 Mar 2020 by LisaH
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Nov 2019 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill, ACT - 30 Oct 2019 by LisaH
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Hawker, ACT - 23 Oct 2019 by AlisonMilton
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Sep 2019 by AlisonMilton
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Yass River, NSW - 2 Sep 2019 by SenexRugosus
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Acton, ACT - 3 Apr 2019 by RodDeb
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 7 Mar 2019 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Cook, ACT - 26 Feb 2019 by AlisonMilton
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Michelago, NSW - 30 Dec 2018 by Illilanga
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill, ACT - 16 Dec 2018 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Majura, ACT - 21 Nov 2018 by jbromilow50
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 by MichaelMulvaney
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Oct 2018 by MichaelMulvaney
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Hackett, ACT - 26 Oct 2018 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 19 Oct 2018 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Michelago, NSW - 15 Oct 2018 by Illilanga
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 28 Sep 2018 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Canberra Central, ACT - 1 May 2018 by jbromilow50
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at The Pinnacle - 22 Mar 2018 by AlisonMilton
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Mar 2018 by SWishart
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Mar 2018 by KMcCue
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Yarrow, NSW - 24 Feb 2018 by KShort
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 19 Feb 2018 by nath_kay
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill, ACT - 1 Feb 2018 by Simmo
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Nov 2017 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Taylor - 21 Oct 2017 by AlexSof
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Googong, NSW - 13 Oct 2017 by Wandiyali
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 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 Hackett, ACT - 24 Sep 2017 by WalterEgo
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Urambi Hills - 9 Sep 2017 by KShort
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Jun 2017 by KShort
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Jun 2017 by KShort
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Oct 2016 by ArcherCallaway
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Goorooyarroo - 24 Sep 2016 by JasonC
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 20 Apr 2016 by ArcherCallaway
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 23 Jan 2016 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Garran, ACT - 22 Jan 2016 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 24 Dec 2015 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill, ACT - 23 Dec 2015 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Hume, ACT - 21 Nov 2015 by ArcherCallaway
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill, ACT - 19 Nov 2015 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill, ACT - 1 Nov 2015 by roymcd
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Pearce, ACT - 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
  • 0m to 822.55m Recorded at altitude

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