Skink traits - Category upgrade! [DONE]

In preparation to Promote Blue Tongue Skink to a top level category , we need to build a trait list for the genes and combos.

For each of these, we need to know what kind of gene it is (recessive/incdom/dom) OR what combination of genes represent it.

Please add anything that is missing or correct me where I am wrong.

If you know anyone that work with BTSs, send them a link to this thread and ask them to help out.


  • Indonesian species
  • Classic Indonesian (Tiliqua gigas gigas)
  • Halmahera (Tiliqua gigas gigas)
  • Irian Jaya (Tiliqua sp.)
  • Kei Island (Tiliqua gigas keyensis)
  • Merauke (Tiliqua gigas evanescens)
  • Tanimbar (Tiliqua scincoides chimaera)
    Australian species
  • Blotched (Tiliqua nigrolutea)
  • Centralian (Tiliqua multifasciata)

  • Eastern (Tiliqua scincoides scincoides)
    Recessive
    Hypomelanistic
    Albino t-

  • Northern (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia) -
    Recessive
    True Hypomelanistic
    Pos genetic
    Caramel - pos genetic
    T+ Caramel
    Line bred
    Turner White
    Fenn White
    Black & Gray
    Orange
    Sunset
    Sunrise
    Coffee
    Red
    Magma
    Fenn orange
    Orange crush
    Combos
    Sulfur - hypo X t+ albino

  • Pygmy (Tiliqua adelaidensis)

  • Shingleback/Bobtail (Tiliqua rugosa)

    • T. r. asper — Eastern Shingleback
    • T. r. konowi — Rottnest Island Shingleback
    • T. r. palarra — Northern Bobtail or Shark Bay shingleback
    • T. r. rugosa — Bobtail or Western Shingleback
  • Western (Tiliqua occipitalis)

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Sunset, Turner white and Fenn White(if differentiating whites), Magma, Fenn orange and Orange crush.
All of these are polygenic lines

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Honestly some of the traits on that list you would not find anywhere but Australia. Platinum, lava, etc.

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How does the above look now?

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Looks good. Personally I would say T+ is Mendelian inheritance because the eye color is changed from orange to grey. Also, I think turner white is polygenic.

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I also noticed several blue tongue skinks and a monkey tail skink listed in the ‘other lizards’ category. Is it easier for you guys if each miscategorized ad is reported?

I do love all the new categories! I love to browse things just for fun.

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Please add any recommended adjustments to the corresponding topics here → Trait Lists

Thank you for all your help Olivia!

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