Eulamprus tigrinus — Rainforest Water Skink
Some other names for this species:
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.
I saw several of these skinks in different areas. They were typically perched on a sunlit spot in the forest.
Here's another sun-patch-basker on the side of a tree.
Here's a particularly lovely specimen showing its colors on a boulder at the edge of the Mossman River.
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Wilson, S. K., Knowles, D. 1988. Australia's Reptiles: A Photographic Reference to the Terrestrial Reptiles of Australia
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2013. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fourth Edition