Saproscincus czechurai — Czechura’s Shade Skink
Some other names for this species:
Northern Shade Skink
I saw a few of these little skinks in the splash zone of a small creek dribbling down the hillside a few yards from Elinjaa Falls proper. They seemed quite at home with wet bodies, almost like salamanders. They also had a pretty iridescent sheen that you can just make out in the head of the second picture here.
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.
- 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