Saproscincus challengeri — Challenger’s Shade Skink
Some other names for this species:
Challenger’s Shadeskink, Challenging Shade Skink, Orange-tailed Shade Skink
Hmm, Challenging Shade Skink or Challenger's Shade Skink; something tells me that one of these two names is the result of a misunderstanding. This skink was formerly included in the genus Lampropholis.
These small skinks were common in the wet semi-tropical rainforest at Lamington National Park.
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
- Hoser, R. T. 1989. Australian Reptiles & Frogs
- Wilson, S. K., Knowles, D. 1988. Australia's Reptiles: A Photographic Reference to the Terrestrial Reptiles of Australia