Eulamprus tigrinus Rainforest Water Skink
Some other names for this species:
Yellow-blotched Forest-skink
Zillie Falls, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, AustraliaFebruary 10, 2003
Rainforest Water Skink (Eulamprus 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 (Eulamprus 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 (Eulamprus 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 (Eulamprus tigrinus)
Here's a particularly lovely specimen showing its colors on a boulder at the edge of the Mossman River.

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