Eastern Water Skink... I think.

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  1. Gruni

    Gruni Very Well-Known Member

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    Just wanting to confirm an ID please. I did a bit of herping while at Giraween NP in the SE Qld Granite Belt over the last couple of days. I didn't get to see a lot of herps but did see quite a few skinks and got pics of these three lovelys. As far as I can tell they appear to be Eastern Water Skinks (Eulamprus quoyii) they were found on 'The Junction' walk along Bald Rock Creek.

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    The two larger ones don't appear to have the stripe down their backs that the smaller thrid one has.
     
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    we have heaps of them around our place....lovely little lizards. Im pretty sure they r eastern water skinks :)
     
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    The bottom pics are a Ctenotus, possibly robustus. Someone else who's familiar with the area can confirm.
     
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    Thanks for that. It wasn't till I posted the pics that I noticed the difference in pattern on its back and figured it might be a different variety.
     
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