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Fire-tailed skinks
Morethia - Gray, 1845

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Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 8 out of 8 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: Top End fire-tailed skink (Morethia storri) at 3.8 cm
 Longest Australian species: woodland morethia skink (Morethia butleri) at 5.5 cm
Number of Australian species: 8
 

saltbush morethia skink (Morethia adelaidensis)
Nullabor Plain, South Australia
Photo © Henry Cook
saltbush morethia skink (Morethia adelaidensis) distribution range map Morethia adelaidensis
Saltbush morethia skink
Year described
Peters 1874
Description

south-eastern morethia skink (Morethia boulengeri)
Barakula State Forest, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
south-eastern morethia skink (Morethia boulengeri) distribution range map Morethia boulengeri
South-eastern morethia skink
Year described
(Ogilby 1890)
Description

woodland morethia skink (Morethia butleri)
Koolyanobbing area, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
woodland morethia skink (Morethia butleri) distribution range map Morethia butleri
Woodland morethia skink
Year described
(Storr 1963)
Description

West Coast morethia skink (Morethia lineoocellata)
Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Photo © Henry Cook
West Coast morethia skink (Morethia lineoocellata) distribution range map Morethia lineoocellata
West Coast morethia skink
Year described
(Duméril & Bibron 1839)
Description

shrubland morethia skink (Morethia obscura)
Perth, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
shrubland morethia skink (Morethia obscura) distribution range map Morethia obscura
Shrubland morethia skink
Year described
Storr 1972
Description

lined fire-tailed skink (Morethia ruficauda)
Western Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
lined fire-tailed skink (Morethia ruficauda) distribution range map Morethia ruficauda
Lined fire-tailed skink
Year described
(Lucas & Frost 1895)
Description

Top End fire-tailed skink (Morethia storri)
Robinson River, Northern Territory
Photo © Gina Barnett
Top End fire-tailed skink (Morethia storri) distribution range map Morethia storri
Top End fire-tailed skink
Year described
Greer 1980
Description

fire-tailed skink (Morethia taeniopleura)
Moranbah, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
fire-tailed skink (Morethia taeniopleura) distribution range map Morethia taeniopleura
Fire-tailed skink
Year described
Peters 1874
Description

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