Concinnia tigrinus Rainforest Water Skink
Some other names for this species:
Yellow-blotched Forest-skink
This species was formerly placed in the genus Eulamprus.
Zillie Falls, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, AustraliaFebruary 10, 2003
Rainforest Water Skink (Concinnia tigrinus)
Another in the large number of typical skinks I ran across in the Australia — fairly small, smooth, and fast. Eulamprus tigrinus lives only in the swath of tropical rainforest in north-east Queensland.

This skink was formerly included in the genus Sphenomorphus.

Here is a complete list of the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Australia.

Souita Falls, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, AustraliaFebruary 10, 2003
Rainforest Water Skink (Concinnia tigrinus)
I saw several of these skinks in different areas. They were typically perched on a sunlit spot in the forest.
Malanda Falls, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, AustraliaFebruary 11, 2003
Rainforest Water Skink (Concinnia tigrinus)
Here's another sun-patch-basker on the side of a tree.
Mossman Gorge, Daintree River National Park, Queensland, AustraliaFebruary 12, 2003
Rainforest Water Skink (Concinnia tigrinus)
Here's a particularly lovely specimen showing its colors on a boulder at the edge of the Mossman River.

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