Golden Water Skink

Eulamprus quoyii.

If my ID is incorrect, please let me know.

I think that's what the sign said, and I'm fairly sure it wasn't a coppertail skink as the tail wasn't coppery enough.

Wave Rock, Girraween National Park, Qld.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 18th October 2008, This photo: 1:01pm

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  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice Dave, no idea if your naming is correct!
  • kjbeath said:
    Definitely looks like one, and not a coppertail. Eastern Water Skink is the more usual common name, at least in NSW.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    He must have crossed the border then!
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Ah nice work Dave, I remember you tracking this little guy.
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Nice capture David..... where is his tail?? LOL.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed - if only he'd stayed in the right spot...
    In a deep dark shadow I'm afraid.
  • teejaybee said:
    Very nice - I like the patterns on their sides :)
  • Margot- said:
    Nice lizard. I hope it's not one of those that jump at you and karate chop you to death.
  • David de Groot said:
    These were definitely the most abundant of the lizards at the park that weekend. In fact, I don't think I saw any other type the whole time I was there.
    hehehe No, I don't think so Margot. This one was only 10 inches long.