Saproscincus basiliscus Basal Shade Skink
Malanda Falls, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, AustraliaFebruary 10, 2003
Basal Shade Skink (Saproscincus basiliscus)
Skinks are by far the most common reptiles seen in Australia's rainforests, and it's difficult to distinguish the many varieties found there. My best guess is that this fairly nondescript little fellow is Saproscincus basiliscus, but I wouldn't be greatly surprised to learn otherwise. I hope you will tell me otherwise if you know better.

This skink was formerly included in the genus Lampropholis.

Here is a complete list of the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Australia.

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