Saproscincus basiliscus — Basal Shade Skink
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.
- 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