Glaphyromorphus fuscicaudis Brown-tailed Bar-lipped Skink
Also known as:
Grey-tailed Skink
Lake Eacham, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, AustraliaFebruary 9, 2003
Brown-tailed Bar-lipped Skink (Glaphyromorphus fuscicaudis)
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.

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