Eulamprus heatwolei — Yellow-bellied Water Skink
Some other names for this species:
Southern Water Skink, Warm-temperate Water Skink
My friend David Fischer and I found this handsome skink basking on a log to the side of the trail we were hiking. It held its position for longer than most skinks would as I took photos from above.
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2017. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fifth Edition