Glaphyromorphus fuscicaudis — Brown-tailed Bar-lipped Skink
Some other names for this species:
We discovered this skink while walking on the lake-encircling path through the rainforest at Lake Eacham. A couple ahead of us had seen it, but lost interest because it wasn't a snake as they had initially thought. I however was quite interested in this pretty skink, and when I later identified it I learned that it has a very small range in the tropical rainforest of northern 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.
- 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