Carlia triacantha Desert Rainbow Skink
Also known as:
Desert Rainbow-skink
Eden at Fogg Dam, Northern Territory, AustraliaNovember 12, 2009
Desert Rainbow Skink (Carlia triacantha)
I confess that I am not great at telling the various sympatric Carlia species apart. I had originally ID'ed this one as a female or non-breeding male Carlia rufilatus, but I was convinced otherwise by someone on iNaturalist.
Djarradjin Billabong, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, AustraliaNovember 15, 2009
Desert Rainbow Skink (Carlia triacantha)
The faint red stripe on the side indicates that this is a breeding male, assuming I've gotten the species right.
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