Lampropholis guichenoti — Grass Skink
Some other names for this species:
Pale-flecked Garden Sunskink
On my first day of this month-long trip to Australia, I only got a quick glimpse at this species, though it is one of the very common "backyard lizards" to denizens of the greater Sydney area.
The other coastal city I visited on this trip was Adelaide, which also has a thriving population of Grass Skinks. I saw several of them scuttling about in patches of sun on a cool morning, but could only manage a few mediocre long-distance photos.
On my last day of this month-long trip to Australia, I finally got a good look at one of these guys sitting still in an open area. Behold, the not-at-all majestic Grass Skink!
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- Wilson, S. 2005. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Queensland
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2017. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fifth Edition