Saproscincus czechurai Czechura’s Shade Skink
Also known as:
Northern Shade Skink
Elinjaa Falls, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, AustraliaFebruary 10, 2003
Czechura’s Shade Skink (Saproscincus czechurai) Czechura’s Shade Skink (Saproscincus czechurai)
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.

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